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miércoles, febrero 11, 2009

Two Koans For A Wednesday In February

Case One.
If you build a man a fire he'll be warm for a day. If you set a man on fire he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Case Two.
A student said to the chief monk, "Help me to pacify my mind!"
The chief monk said, "Bring your mind over here and I will pacify it."
The student said, "But I don't know where my mind is!"
The monk replied, "Then I have already pacified it."

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Anonymous jessie said...

Can't decide whether case 1 is gruesome or metaphorical.

8:14 p.m.  

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