Iron Flute 51. Pao-fu’s Temple

One day Pao-fu said to his monks, “When one passes behind the temple, he meets Chang and Li, but he does not see anyone in front of it. Why is this? Which of the two roads is profitable to him?”

A monk answered, “Something must be wrong with the sight. There is no profit without seeing.”

The master scolded the monk, saying, “You stupid, the temple is always like this.”

The monk said, “If it was not the temple, one should see something.”

The master said, “I am talking about the temple, and nothing else.”

The monk had better sit down & cut off all his senses. Stop reasoning about what you see, hear, taste, smell  & touch & you'll instantly see the golden temple Master Pao-fu talks about.

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