Discussion Group The Transmission of Light - Touzi Barry Magid October 28th 2017

The Transmission of Light, Case 45 Touzi

Touzi studied with Zen master Fushan who told him to contemplate the story about the outsider who said to Buddha, "I do not ask about the spoken or the unspoken."
To which the Buddha replied with silence.
Touzi spent three years on this story when one day Fushan asked him, "Do you remember this story? Try to quote it."
As Touzi was about to reply, Fushan covered his mouth.
Touzi was thereupon awakened.

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