Longya was once asked by a monastic, “What is the meaning of Bodhidharma’s coming from India?”
Longya said, “I will tell you when the stone tortoise speaks.”
Student: “When does the stone tortoise speak?”
Master: “When you can hear it speak.”
It is not when the Buddha appears that you can see Him but when you can see Him that He appears.
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