Pictorial Biography of the
Venerable Master Hsu Yun
Rectifies His Appearance, Changes Clothes, and Practices the T'ien
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."
Master said, "Coming here specifically to draw near to the
Venerable Master, how could I dare to be heedless?" 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 (meditation topic)
"Who is dragging this corpse?" The Master diligently
labored, ate and drank like the rest, and studied the contemplative
teachings of the T'ien T'ai school.