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Huangbo's Gobblers of Dregs (BCR11)


Huangbo said, “You’re all gulping down the dregs of the wine. If you keep running around like this, where will you find today? Don’t you know yet that there isn’t a single Chan teacher in the whole country?”
A student stepped forward and asked, “But what about all those places where people are guiding students and leading communities?”
Huangbo said, “I didn’t say no Chan, only no Chan teachers.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 11 (transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland, titled: Huangbo Wants You to Find Today)