探竿影草 tàn gān yǐng cǎo

tàn gān yǐng cǎo set phrase use a pole to study grass; a probe, for observation
Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Chan School
Notes: Quote: a phrase used in Chan literature, for example, in the No. 10 koan in 碧巖錄 ”The Blue Cliff Record” (retranslated from Ch’ung-hsien, K’o-ch’in, and Thomas F. Cleary trans. 1998, p. 63; Ding '探竿影草'; FGDB '探竿影草'; T 2003, Scroll 1)

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  • Scroll 1 Rentian Yan Mu 人天眼目 — count: 4
  • Scroll 5 Wan Song Laoren Ping Chang Tian Tong Jue Heshang Song Gu Congrong An Lu 萬松老人評唱天童覺和尚頌古從容庵錄 — count: 2 , has English translation
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Chan Master Fenyang Wude 汾陽無德禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 15 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 29 Supplement to Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 續傳燈錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 5 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Scroll 8 Quotations from Abbot Xu Tang 虛堂和尚語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 6 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Scroll 1 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Scroll 2 Rentian Yan Mu 人天眼目 — count: 1

Collocations

  • 作探竿影草 (作探竿影草) 作探竿影草 — Rentian Yan Mu 人天眼目, Scroll 1 — count: 3