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A student of Tendai, a philosophical school of Buddhism, came to the Zen abode of Gasan as a pupil.

When he was departing a few years later, Gasan warned him: "Studying the truth speculatively is useful as a way of collecting preaching material. But remember that unless you meditate constantly you light of truth may go out."


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