Zen master Changsha was once asked by a monastic, “How do you turn the mountains, rivers, and great earth into your true-Self?” Changsha said, “How do you turn the true-Self into the mountains, rivers, and great earth?”
Student: “How would you answer if you were in Master Changsha’s shoes?”
Master: (Clenches his fist.)
Student: “How would you respond if you were the monastic?”
Master: (Opens his fist.)
Be watchful. The true-Self is impossible to fold and unfold.
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