Changqing Huileng
Jap., Chokei Eryo
Long Celebration      Wisdom Edge
born:  854
died:  932   78 years

place:  China
Chan master:  Xuefeng (J., Seppo)
Chan disciples:  Wang Yanbin, ...
Changqing stayed with his master Xuefeng
for 29 years, and then left to go to Changqing
Monastery in Fuzhou, China.
Blue Cliff Record, Case 95, "Three Poisons"

Live Zen, ch. 15
Chokei one day said, “Even if you say that the
arhats still have three poisons, you should not
say that the tathagata has two languages. I do
not say that the tathagata has no language
but that he does not have two languages.”
Hofuku said, “What is the tathagata’s
Chokei said, “How can a deaf person hear it?”
Hofuku said, “I know you are speaking from a
secondary principle.”
Chokei said, “What is the tathagata’s
Hofuku said, “Have a cup of tea.”

This answer –“Have a cup of tea”– means
listen to a buddha or become a buddha. It
simply means have a taste of it, don’t talk
about it. It is not a question to be discussed, it
is something to be experienced like taste….
Have a cup of tea!

This statement, “Have a cup of tea,” comes in
many Zen anecdotes from different directions...

                                      Live Zen, ch. 15
Chinese simplified:
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