杀人刀活人剑 (殺人刀活人劍) shā rén dāo huó rén jiàn

shā rén dāo huó rén jiàn set phrase the sword that kills and the sword that gives life
Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Chan School 禅宗
Notes: A phrase used in Chan literature, for example, in the No. 12 koan in 碧巖錄 The Blue Cliff Record; the sword represents wisdom (Ch’ung-hsien, K’o-ch’in, and Cleary 1998, p. 76; FGDB '殺人刀活人劍'; T 2003, Scroll 2)