The Bodhisattva's Demeanor is Manifestly Unproduced
Changshui Zixuan came from Jiaxing. According to the Wudeng Huiyuan, as a young man he cut off his hair and continuously recited the Surangama Sutra.
Chuangshi gained a profound insight when he heard the Buddhist teacher Hongmin say, "The demeanor of the Bodhisattva is manifestly unproduced."
Changshui then said to Hongmin, "Tapping emptiness, but instead striking the bamboo, one still falls into the trap. Raising the eyes and arching the eyebrows, already there's intent. Leaving aside these two paths, realizing the Essence."
Hongmin approved of this evidence of Changshui's understanding.
Hearing that Langye Hui-je's teaching was unsurpassed, he hastened to that teacher's congregation.
One day he stepped forward and asked, "The fundamental purity, how does it suddenly give rise to mountains, rivers, and the great earth?'
Langye replied, "The fundamental purity, how does it suddenly give rise to mountains, rivers, and the great earth?'
Changshui thereupon had realization.
The empty hand grasps the hoe handle.
Walking along, I ride the ox.
The ox crosses the wooden bridge.
The bridge flows, but the water is still.