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  • "...what he sought to arouse was just a pure perception of the object, uninterpreted, which either should produce awakening or open the way for it on a subsequent occasion. That is the explanation of the Flower Sermon, when only Mahakasyapa understood the silent holding-up of a flower--and he smiled, for he was awake."

    --wei wu wei, "Ask the Awakened" p.114

    July 8, 2007