Skills

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DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY

Xiqian was an eminent Zen master in the Tang dynasty He had once studied under the Zen patriarch, Master Huineng, at a place called Caoxi in Guangdong. After the patriarch's death, Xiqian returned home and met another disciple of the patriarch on his way back. ????

“Where do you come from?” ????

“From Caoxi?” answered Xiqian. ????

“What have you brought back?” ????

“I’ve brought back nothing. As a matter of fact, I had lacked nothing even before I went there.” ????

“Then why did you go to Caoxi in the first place? ????

“If I did not go there, how could I know that I had lacked nothing?”

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