PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE VENERABLE MASTER
Continued from issue #59
by the Venerable Master Hua
RECTIFIES HIS APPEARANCE, CHANGES CLOTHES, AND PRACTICES THE T’IEN T’AI TEACHING #28
Master was painfully pierced to the heart by the Venerable Ching's remark,
and again requested instruction. The Elder Master replied, "As long
as you listen to and obey my teachings, you may stay; if you do not,
however, you will be required to leave."
Then giving the Master robes and shoes, the Venerable Ching told him to shave his head and take a bath. He gave the Master work to do and taught him to look into the hua t'ou,1 "Who is dragging this corpse?" The Master diligently labored, and virtually ate and drank the contemplative teachings of the T'ien T'ai school.
The Gatha says:
the sea and scaling the mountains