100 Zen Questions: No Face

4) How do you escape?

Yuantong’s Question: “The blazing sky like fire, the hot rain is like boiling water” -at just such a time, how do you escape?

Wansong’s Answer: In front of Mt. Zhu, behind Mt. An.

Linquan’s Instructional Verse:

In front of Mt. Zhu, behind Mt. An

Facing south, view the North Star.

The rising heat may go on,

But it cannot affect the old man with no features.

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4) How do you escape? Yuantong’s Question: “The blazing sky like fire, the hot rain is like boiling water” -at just such a time, how do you escape? Wansong’s Answer: In front of Mt. Zhu, behind Mt. An. Linquan’s Instructional Verse: In front of Mt. Zhu, behind Mt. An Facing south, view the North Star.…

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