Xiang Yan hears the sound of stones striking bamboo 

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ha no name was
the characters mean wisdom barrier
hang on

i thought there was really interesting because he he very much had of wisdom barrier as part of his history
the barrier to wisdom was the barrier to wisdom in his case
he says a separate
you said he saw himself separate
i'm not a way to put that was
for him the barrier to wisdom was the way saw things
he's understanding was a barrier to wisdom
his mind was barrier to wisdom
so as teacher says
give me a word
from before this barrier

and finally the word came and word was apparently the sound of a stone heading bamboo this is area a word that came
before this barrier arose
before his bare your consciousness was born
so then he offered barriers to his students

in some of the ancestors in this and tradition says that
it's good for us to look at the barriers that
ancient teachers offered
and were offered
it would the barriers that came to them and the barriers that they gave to their students
shang shung me offered to his students
a person has gone up
a tree
on the thousand foot precipice
in her mouth she is biting a branch of a tree
her feet will not step onto the tree and her hands will not
grab onto the branch
hundred and three suddenly there appears a person who ass
what was the ancestors was the ancestral teachers intention and coming from the west
just at that moment if she opens her mouth
to answer the other she loses her body and life
and as she does not answer
she goes against what the other is asking
now say just had such a moment
what are you able to do
one of the teachers in the group

steps out of the assembly and says i do not ask about when she has gone up the tree
i asked before she goes up the tree
please master say what's the situation then
the master burst out into laughter


indesign school i was sure
has say
when he call a day
the legendary the mythical the religious founder the spiritual archetype founder
is the ancestor who came from india so when we asked what is the intention of the ancestor coming from the west we mean what is the intention
of the buddhist
so somebody's asking you what is the intention of the buddha's

yeah but you're you're hanging by the teeth by your teeth and the tree so high you can answer the question
are you can let go are you gonna go
it's already answered
where's the sound like when you answer
everyone is a summers as sunlight
oh you
what are you sound like to hang by your teeth
now you you're opening your mouth you don't hang my season

you let go
you said it was hanging by his own new yeah i was already too late but i'm give me i gave you another chance i gave in our chance so
a chance
mean a third chance
what is the meaning of the ancestors coming from the west for what is the intention of the ancestor coming from the west
are you biting the branch
say can ask anymore more questions
any non biters when asked requested
she's done for
wrong the right answer is if is buying a branch
that's your situation right
has continued
except you don't say so
because it he says so you'll let go of the branch
you did it too
he both dead
i say that you always talking about pleasing the dentist
i think it's be like this
i mean unless you're false days
why wasn't a good marble and they get more business
when you're dead data
a cycle
yeah well
i didn't ask your question
she ended
i asked him why tell a guy before she goes up to trade how might that you need to bite before before you go up
he's gone up yet
then what do you say
you didn't laugh
you didn't you didn't laugh the master laugh you didn't nice from she's laughing as of now you're laughing
are you laughing
are you coughing
i can not quite ready to laugh
pls cause it was you're gonna come
okay are you then you like the master
the master laughed
before you go up the tree you can laugh
when somebody asks you are when somebody tells you about before the true
but once you're up to tree
by in a branch
that's your job
and it's not a very pleasant job
hard on your teeth are in your jaw muscles
but you're motivated to keep biting
he also motivated to help the person down below but they can see when they ask you they can see something
they can see your effort
huh so what
what is so good to say that it's worth letting go of the branch

how about
i don't ask you
bad name up in a tree
i asked about
before going up
he's that worse
is that a good response to this request for the intention of the ancestor

is that yourself
before you were born
his afternoon it seems like if you're biting them branch
that's your response
that's what you need to do
what if you're biting a branch he can also be for you to say what they monk in assembly said
as you're falling through space you can say what about before i got up in this tree
he's that a word from before going up in a tree

yeah i'm tired i'm tired of holding onto a i was tired of holding on to that branch
i was tired
please ask my successor

i thought it was worth saying that i happened to be tired and i thought there would be useful to tell somebody that i have happened to me to do so yeah right
i just happen to be too tired to answer your question and
i really wasn't too tired to hold onto the branch more i was wanted to tell you i'm too tired to answer your question so you should ask my successor
my teachers the one who got me in this situation
but i didn't let go because i was tired i like go because i wanted to help but the way i wanted to help was to tell that i was too tired to say anything other than that
nice that i'm too tired the same as before i went up in the tree


does what it's like before i was born and before i went up in a tree does that sound like it
he says yes it does not like it
the sounding like it mean that it is it
or just say it sounds like it

sounds like
when she began thinking about said
you just
throw it out semi yeah
see this did somebody say it didn't sound like it
who is it
oh was it
where is he
is he with as any longer
really what's his name
and if a further offerings this afternoon that you care to make
size from the tree

hanging by
the hanging from the branch sounds like the sound of the couple hearing bamboo
like there's something similar

does the person was looking up and seeing that
did they hear the sound of stone hitting the bamboo
then why did they ask what the intention of the ancestor coming from the west

i thought you ascended did hear a sound you reconsidering and

i don't hear photo


as as a gift the eyes and gift to support the person hanging by their teeth from the tree
to let them know that you appreciate their effort
there has not been ah
that there ever has been fruitful that you heard
you heard how the meeting
you heard the intention
the ancestor coming from the west that they were the is translated as intention can also be in translated as meaning
but instead of saying ah here's the intention of the as as to coming from the west
the sister came all the way to india
hanging from a branch that he was biting
had he went up a the want me to visit the emperor and he was able to talk to the emperor while continued to bite the branch
he didn't let go of the branch when he talked to the emperor
damper asking questions
and he said for example i don't know but it didn't let go of the branch when he said that
but then the at the emperor didn't realize that he was biting a branch when he said i don't know
south damper didn't understand
so i went and sat facing a wall for nine years
by in a branch
yes you have a little story
okay let's hear the little story

where these italian dollars
and dodd-frank

where are you from the general the genuine dot our dog as than nepal where you from
he says not just love
based on for answer right away
but then but when he said i got the bony dropped the mood
he thought he thought to himself quietly
he was smiling happily
well doesn't normally
okay where you from

young yeah
yeah no more a few city that ensures
the or to center
if you're going to say
the hundred total you know
journal i'm sure you're right
turn on a very very hard and gentlemen

well yeah so now we have this branch to debate for the rest of my life
and we are
we are
we can respond hopefully the various requests that are put to us
but keep biting a branch
and then that way we can to take care of the meaning of the answer to come from the west
and and we can realize
who we are before your born
by taking care of this
ah this great vehicle
that the ancestor came to transmit
so i hope that we can do this without getting tense

equally to every be and place where the
the survey the
how to say
an exhaustive oil
to enter the home
as a threat to them
hey is unsurpassed level
the become
ah thank you very much i lean for organizing another day as know about
thank you all for taking care of the boot away in this little temple of no bone for another day