The Great Zen Master Ta Hui ~ 36

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event type discourse
date & time 19 Aug 1987 pm
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune
language English
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shorttitle TAHUI36
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha.
The sutra
A talk to the assembly (part two)
Buddha said, "One may wish to reveal it with comparisons, but in the end there is no comparison that can explain this. Saying it's broad and vast has already limited it -- to say nothing of wanting to enter this broad and vast realm with the limited mind. Even if you managed thereby to enter, it would be like taking a ladle to ladle out the ocean: Though the ladle is filled, how much could it hold? Nevertheless, the water in the ladle, before it went in there, was identical to the limitless water (of the ocean). Likewise, because your world is just this big, and you feel satisfied with it, this limitless world adapts to your capacity and fills it up. It's not that the water of the great ocean is only this much."
Therefore Buddha said, "It's like the great ocean, not deferring whether mosquitoes or titans drink its water -- all get their fill."


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