Chan Zong Wumen Guan (J. Mumonkan)
By Wumen Huikai (1183-1260, J. Mumon Ekai)
Translated by Gregory Wonderwheel © 2007
Mazu: Because a monk asked, "Compared to what is the Buddha?" Zu said, "Not heart-mind, not Buddha."
Wumen says: If within you are able to see, your participating in the business of learning is completed.
The Ode says:
On the path, if you meet a traveler with a sword you should show.
If you do not run into a poet, do not offer.
When you run into a person just speak a third part;
You can not possibly bestow the whole in one piece.
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