(Lecture given on the Surangama Sutra by Master Sheng-yen on November 23, 1986.) Ananda continues questioning the Buddha on various sense organs. In today's passage he inquires about the functions of the tongue and the body. The Buddha continues with the same dialectic he has used with all the senses. This consists of seeking and then refuting the origin and existence of each sense. In the case of taste, he first uses the example of a man licking his lips.more