I was just wondering if anybody had ever encountered this idea of "Natural Ch'an" before.From the Teachings of Ch'an Master Hsu Yun pgs 64-65 (http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/ ... _Cloud.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
His wife, son and daughter studied the Dharma, too; but they stayed in the
family house, conducting their business and doing their chores, incorporating
Buddhism into their daily lives.
Layman Pang had submerged himself in the sutras and one day he found
that he, too, was in over his head. He hadn't learned to swim yet. On that day, he
stormed out of his monastery-hut and, in abject frustration, complained to his
wife, "Difficult! Difficult! Difficult! Trying to grasp so many facts is like
trying to store sesame seeds in the leaves of a tree top!"
His wife retorted, "Easy! Easy! Easy! You've been studying words, but I
study the grass and find the Buddha Self reflected in every drop of dew."
Now, Layman Pang's daughter, Ling Zhao, was listening to this verbal
splashing, so she went swimming by. "Two old people foolishly chattering!" she
"Just a minute!" shouted Layman Pang. "If you're so smart, tell us your
Ling Zhao returned to her parents and said gently, "It's not difficult, and it's
not easy. When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm tired, I sleep."
Ling Zhao had mastered Natural Chan.