"This object about which you ask，" the Buddhist Bonze responded， "is intended， I may tell you， by fate to be just glanced at by you." With these words he produced it， and handed it over to Shih-yin. rabbit pearl
Shih-yin received it. On scrutiny he found it， in fact， to be a beautiful gem， so lustrous and so clear that the traces of characters on the surface were distinctly visible. The characters inscribed consisted of the four "T'ung Ling Pao Yue，" "Precious Gem of Spiritual Perception." On the obverse， were also several columns of minute words， which he was just in the act of looking at intently， when the Buddhist at once expostulated. sax toyes
"We have already reached，" he exclaimed， "the confines of vision." Snatching it violently out of his hands， he walked away with the Taoist， under a lofty stone portal， on the face of which appeared in large type the four characters： "T'ai Hsue Huan Ching，" "The Visionary limits of the GREat Void." On each side was a scroll with the lines： strapon
When falsehood stands for truth， truth likewise becomes false， Where naught be made to aught， aught changes into naught.
Shih-yin meant also to follow them on the other side， but， as he was about to make one step forward， he suddenly heard a crash， just as if the mountains had fallen into ruins， and the earth sunk into destruction. As Shih-yin uttered a loud shout， he looked with strained eye； but all he could see was the fiery sun shining， with glowing rays， while the banana leaves drooped their heads. By that time， half of the circumstances connected with the dream he had had， had already slipped from his memory.