There is no Chan in the scene of a frog jumping into a pond and breaking up the reflection of the moon.
There is no Chan in the scene of a leaf shaken by the wind and falling into the mud.
There is no Chan in seeing a direction sign of stone at a crossroads of a trip.
There is no Chan in the setting of the sun at dusk or the rising of the moon in the eastern sky.
If so, where on earth can we find Chan?
Hearken! Traces of Chan can be found anywhere and everywhere, such as in the five senses, the objects of the five senses, consciousnesses, wisdom, and the physical heart.
It is fine for a Chan practitioner not to create more literature or documents concerning Chan.
However, he or she will be at a loss like a blind person at a crossroads in practicing Chan Buddhism if he or she does not study any Buddhist Scriptures or treatises from the past.
If one wants to break through the stonewall of obstacles and be fully liberated,
One must know where one is actually heading.
Otherwise, he/she deceives not only the old and the young but also himself/herself!
Chan is like a gust of wind or a flash of lightning.
You can feel it or see it, but you can never catch it.