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How Do You Cross a Stream?


Shenshan was crossing a river with his dharma brother Dongshan. Dongshan said, “Don’t make a mistake with your steps and slip into the current.”
Shenshan said, “If I make a mistake with my steps, then I won’t live to cross the river.”
Dongshan said, “What is the state without mistakes?”
Shenshan said, “Now I’m crossing the river with the Ancestor.”

—Record of Dongshan


Dharma Theme July 26, 2023
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