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It is at once both private and polluted. But in samadhi there is no private or public, no pure or polluted. In one famous example of so-called dharma combat , Linji uses the word ganshijue as an epithet, comparable to "You shithead! The master, taking the high seat in the hall, said, "On your lump of red flesh is a true man without rank who is always going in and out of the face of every one of you.
Those who have not yet confirmed this, look, look! Shoving him away, the master said, "The true man without rank—what kind of dried piece of shit is he! Sasaki 4—5. However, Sasaki changed this to "dried piece of shit", following the interpretation of Iriya Yoshitaka 21 , an authority on Tang-dynasty slang, that it means "stick-shaped piece of dung". Scholars still aren't sure if the phrase "a stick of dry fecal matter" means the fecal matter dries and becomes very hard like a stick or that the monks there used sticks as toilet paper.
The Zen master expressed his disappointment but at the same time used an image opposite of the one we have of the true person. We tend to think of a true person as pure and noble, someone extraordinary, so the Zen master uses this image of a dry piece of fecal matter or dried excrement on a stick to neutralize our view.
If we have a set view about what our true person is, then that view has no more value than a piece of dry fecal matter. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Probably people will bring forth this dried shitstick to shore up the gate and prop up the door. The Buddha Dharma is thus sure to decay. Robert Baker Aitken Imakita Kosen Soyen Shaku D. Suzuki Soen Nakagawa Keido Fukushima. Taizan Maezumi Dennis Merzel. Jinul Seungsahn Seongcheol Daewon.
Sanbo Kyodan Ningen Zen Kyodan. Kyoto School. Nine mountain schools.