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« on: January 12, 2009, 10:44:17 AM »
In 1262, Hojo Tokiyori, regent of the Shogun, went to see Zen Master
Funei.  He announced, "Recently I have perceived which is neither
impermanent and not permanent."

The Zen Master said: "Zen study only aims at perception of essential
nature. If you attain perception of essential, you will understand

The regent asked:  "Please teach me a method."

The Zen Master responded: "There are no two Ways in the world.
Sages do not have two minds. If you know the mind of sages, you
will find that it is the inherent essence that is the root source of your
own self."

(Source: Zen antics. Thomas Cleary. Shambhala, Boston.)

Arunachala Siva.