Yantou and Xuefeng
were snowed in on Tortoise Mountain.
Day after day, Yantou slept while Xuefeng sat up
and meditated. On the third day, Yantou sat
up too and said, “Get some sleep.
What do you think you are,
a roadside shrine?”
Xuefeng touched his chest
and said, “My heart isn’t at peace.
I can’t fool myself.” Yantou gave a great yell.
“HAAA! Don’t you know that the family treasure
doesn’t come in through the gate?” he said.
“Let the teaching flow out from your
own breast to cover the sky
and the earth.”
Xuefeng was suddenly
enlightened and cried out,
“Today Tortoise Mountain
has finally awakened!”
The Blue Cliff Record, Case 22