Having Not Yet Ended Birth and Death,
Turns to Rage
Patriarch Bodhidharma said, "Since you teach
people how to end birth and death, tell me, how does one end birth and
death? In the Sutra you are lecturing, the inked areas are words, and
the blank areas are paper. What do you use to teach people how to end
birth and death? Have you ended your own birth and death?"
Hearing that, Dharma Master Shen Guang was
speechless and thought to himself, "The things this Indian says are
outlandish. Is he a manifestation of a demon king? Otherwise, how
could he be slandering the Triple Jewel like that?" Thereupon, his
annoyance turned to rage, and he lost his temper, "I'm going to try
you out, you demon king!"