Dharma Master Shen Guang said, "Hey! What did
you come here for? Don't you even know what Sutra lectures are all
about? Where did you come from?"
"I came here from India."
"You come from India, and I am here explaining
the Buddhist scriptures. Don't people explain Buddhist scriptures in
India? You don't even seem to know."
Patriarch Bodhidharma replied, "The Sutra
lectures in India explain the wordless true
Sutra. The Sutras you
lecture on here have words."
Dharma Master Shen Guang asked, "What is the
wordless true Sutra?"
Patriarch Bodhidharma answered, "The Sutra I
lecture is wordless. It is just a piece of blank paper. As to the
Sutras you lecture, the inked areas are words, and the blank areas
are paper. Why are you explaining them?"
Dharma Master Shen Guang replied, "I lecture
on the Sutras to teach people how to end birth and death!"