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The Departure of Boats

A zen master points at the sea to one of his pupils and tells him, "You believe that spirit commands matter. Well then, forbid those boats below to leave the port."

The disciple then lowers the window screens through which they were looking at the sea.

"Yes," the master said, "you did well. But still, you have used your hands."

Hearing that, the student closed his eyes.

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