Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Dongshan Liangjie [W-G:Tung-shan Liang-chieh / J: Tozan Ryokai]

A monk once complained to Dongshan Liangji about the discomforts of the monastery, which was too cold in winter and too warm in the summer.  He asked the master how one could avoid these discomforts.  Dongshan told him, “Go where there is neither cold nor heat.”
                “Where’s that?”
                “When cold, let the cold kill you; when hot, let the heat kill you.” 

[Dongshan Liangjie – Zen Masters of China: 126-37]

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