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Sixteen Bodhisattvas Take a Bath (BCR78)


In the old days there were sixteen bodhisattvas. When it was time to bathe they got into the bath together. Suddenly they realized the cause of water and said,“This subtle touch releases the brightness. We have become the sons and daughters of the Buddha.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 78

(transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)