Hui Neng on controversy

Hui Neng, Sixth Patriarch of Zen, cutting bamboo

Hui Neng, Sixth Patriarch of Zen, cutting bamboo

With those who are sympathetic
Let us have discussion on Buddhism.
As for those whose point of view differs from ours,
Let us treat them politely and thus make them happy.
(But) disputes are alien to our School,
For they are incompatible with its doctrine.
Hui Neng

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