This world is vast and wide. Why do you put on your priest’s robes at the sound of the bell?

Yunmen (Master Yunmen: From the Record of the Chan Master “Gate of the Clouds”)

Master Yunmen: From the Record of the Chan Master "Gate of the Clouds"

A monk asked Nansen: `Is there a teaching no master ever preached before?’

Nansen said: `Yes, there is.’

`What is it?’ asked the monk.

Nansen replied: `It is not mind. It is not Buddha. It is not things.’

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