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Q333. Student: “What is not changing when everything, including mountains and rivers, changes?”

A. Master: “Mountains and rivers.”

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Commentary:

Master’s tongue is not long enough to say the answer.

You had better hear him with your eyes.

 

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Q288. Student: “You always say that everything including mountains and rivers is an illusion. What is not an illusion?”

Master: “Mountains and rivers.”

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Commentary:

Mountains and rivers block your insight into mountains and rivers.

 

 

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Q171. Student: “What are you like when your body is not you?”

A. Master: “It’s like a mountain.”

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Commentary:
Oh! Mountain!
It’s also like a rat.
If I were asked the question, I would say, “A mountain runs like a rat.”
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