“Date”,”Food Score“,”Calories”,”Fat”,”Fiber”,”Carbs”,”Protein”,”Cholesterol”,”Sodium”,”Sugars”
“Jun 18, 2009″,”2819.0″,”0.0″,”22.2″,”46.8″,”458.0″,”33.8″,”0.0″,”454.0″,”26.4”

CASE 42: Nanyô and the Water Jug

A monk asked National Teacher Chû of Nanyô, “What is the essential body of Vairocana

National Teacher said, “Pass me that water jug.”

The monk passed him the water jug.

National Teacher said, “Put it back where it was.”

The monk asked again, “What is the essential body of Vairocana Buddha?”

National Teacher said, “The old Buddha is long gone.”

CASE 41: Rakuho at His Deathbed

When he was about to die, Rakuho addressed his assembly and said, “I have one matter to ask you about. If you say ‘yes’ to this, you are putting another head on your own. If you say ‘no,’ you are looking for life by cutting off your head.”

The head monk said, “The green mountain always lifts up its legs; you don’t need to carry a lantern in the daylight.”

Rakuho said, “What time is this to utter such a saying?”

A senior monk named Genjô stepped forward and said, “Apart from these two ways, I beg you, Master, not to ask.”

Rakuho said, “That’s not enough. Say some more.”

Genjô said, “I cannot say it fully.”

Rakuho said, “I don’t care whether or not you can say it fully.”

Genjô said, “I feel just like an attendant who has nothing to respond to his master.”

That evening, Rakuho called Genjô to him and said, “Your response today had something
quite reasonable. You have to realize what our late master said,

‘There are no dharmas before the eyes,
Yet consciousness is before the eyes.
IT is not the Dharma before the eyes,
IT cannot be reached by eyes and ears.’

Which phrase is the guest? Which phrase is the host? If you can sort them out, I will
transmit the bowl and robe to you.”

Genjô said, “I don’t understand.”

Rakuho said, “You must understand.”

Genjô said, “I really don’t understand.”

Rakuho uttered a kaatz and said, “Miserable, miserable!”

Another monk asked, “What would you like to say, Master?”

Rakuho said, “The boat of compassion is not rowed over pure waves. It’s been wasted labor releasing wooden geese
down the precipitous strait.”