Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Zui Jiao [W-G: T’ieh-tsui Chiao / J:Tesshikaku]

                Zui Jiao, who had been a student of Zhaozhou, visited Fayan Wenyi. Fayan remarked to his guest, “I understand that your master spoke of a cypress tree. Is that so?”
                “He spoke of no cypress tree,” Zui Jiao replied.
                “This is well known! How can you say he spoke of no cypress tree?”
                “My teacher never spoke of such a thing! Please do not insult his memory!”
                “Ah!” Fayan said in admiration. “You are indeed a lion’s child!”

[Zui Jiao – Zen Masters of China: 188]

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