Returning to the Source ~ 03
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|date & time
|13 Dec 1974 am
|Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
|Available, duration 1h 18min. Quality: good.
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- Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
- The sutra
- Nansen, the famous Chinese Zen master, was in the woods one day, near the temple, cutting down trees with a huge axe.
- A monk who had come from a distance to pay homage to the master, passed through the woods and came close to the woodcutter. 'Is the abbot of nansen at home?' he asked the woodcutter.
- The woodcutter replied to the monk: I bought this axe for two pieces of copper. And lifting the axe above the astonished monk's head he added: It is very sharp.
- The monk fled in dismay -- to discover later that the woodcutter was Nansen himself.
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