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Fundimental Meaning of Buddha-dharma

October 12, 2015



Zen master Daowu visited the assembly of master Shitou.

Daowu asked, “What is the fundamental meaning of Buddha-dharma?”
Shitou said, “Not to attain, not to know”.
Daowu said, “Is there some turning point in going beyond, or not?“
Shitou said, “The vast sky does not hinder the white clouds from flying”


Image by Rosa Bellino
Text taken from Going Beyond Buddha, from


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