猿捉影 yuán zhuō yǐng

yuán zhuō yǐng phrase a monkey grasps at reflections
Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Chan
Notes: Quote: from Koan 3 of 碧巖錄 “Blue Cliff Record” (Amies 2021 tr.; see also Ch’ung-hsien, K’o-ch’in, and Thomas F. Cleary trans. 1998, p. 26; T 2003, Scroll 1)

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  • Scroll 7 Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 2 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Scroll 4 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Abbot Yangqi Fanghui 楊岐方會和尚後錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 1 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Scroll 11 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 27 Supplement to Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 續傳燈錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 4 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Scroll 14 Fo Zu Lidai Tong Zai 佛祖歷代通載 — count: 1