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Zen master Mu-chou asked a monk where he had come from
October 16th, 2013
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Zen master Mu-chou asked a monk where he had come from.
The monk answered with a loud shout.

"Looks like you got off a shout on me,"  said Mu-chou.
The monk gave another loud shout.

"After a couple more of those, what are you going to do then?"
The monk could make no reply.
Mu-chou struck him and said, "Worthless blabbermouth!"


Yüan-wu commented on the monk's initial shout: "it was like a tremendous thunder clap. Although it made you expect rain would follow, not a single drop fell."


[Case 10 of the "Blue Cliff Record"]
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