Maybe inject a little different kind of religious debate here in GD. I will find a koan, or you are free to, and we will discuss and debate it’s meaning relatiing to Zen. Maybe it is foolish to try and explain them, but I think it may just be worth a try.
I am going to draw mine from The Gateless Gate and Ten Bulls. Cecil already covered one hand clapping, so we won’t go there. Here is my first:
I draw this from here: http://www.ibiblio.org/zen/ . It is called “Tozan’s Three Pounds”, from the Gateless Gate.
I believe that the riddle is that the question is asking the blatantly obvious. Buddha is the enlightened, Buddha is the ‘now’. It is the flax’s weight. Any thoughts, or am I totally wrong?
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