Yakusan did not give lectures for a long time

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A famous Chinese Zen master, Yakusan, did not give lectures for a long time. So his student asked him to give a lecture. So he came to lecture hall and mounted the altar, and sitting on the altar for a while, and came back to his room without saying anything. And his jisha asked him why he didn't give them lecture-- some talk. Yakusan said: “I am a Zen master. So if you want-- if you want to listen to lecture, you should go to some-- some other master, like some Buddhist philosopher or someone who ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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