弄物不知名 nòng wù bù zhī míng

nòng wù bù zhī míng set phrase playing with something without knowing its name
Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Chan School
Notes: Quote: a phrase used in Koan 82 of the 碧巖錄 ”The Blue Cliff Record” (retranslated from Ch’ung-hsien, K’o-ch’in, and Thomas F. Cleary trans. 1998, p. 363; T 2003, scroll 9; FGDB '弄物不知名')

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  • Scroll 4 Quotations from Chan Master Dahui Pujue 大慧普覺禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 9 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Scroll 9 Quotations from Abbot Xu Tang 虛堂和尚語錄 — count: 1