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Teaching Cartoon – Reverse Psychology

    At the turning of a flower His disguise was exposed. No one in heaven or earth can surpass Maha-Kashapa’s wrinkled face. via Zen Koan Generator commentary: When Buddha was in Grdhrakuta mountain he turned a flower in his … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Tools Prior to Category Errors

bonus: Lu Gen of the Tang dynasty was styled Jingshan: he was a man of Wu prefecture. In his official career he reached the post of inspector of Shexuan, and also was a member of the supreme court. He first … Continue reading

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Zen Story: Cyclin’

A Zen Teacher saw five of his students return from the market, riding their bicycles. When they had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, “Why are you riding your bicycles?” The first student replied, “The bicycle is carrying this sack … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon. Top This

(source: Zen Forest Sayings of the Master, complied by Soiku Shigematsu)

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Knowing Who You Are

A student approached a Zen master and asked, “What happens after we die?” The master answered, “I don’t know.” “You don’t know?” exclaimed the student. “But you are a Zen master!” “That may be true,” the master said, “but I’m … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Delusion

h/t Max Cannon’s Build Your Own Meat.

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HEAVY

from the marvelous collection of Zen materials at Deoxy The Stone Mind Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple in the country. One day four traveling monks appeared and asked if they might make a fire … Continue reading

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