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Koan

Yanyang asked Zhaozhou, “I don’t bring a single thing.”

Zhaozhou said, “Put it down.”

Yanyang said, “Put what down?”

Zhaozhou said, “Then pick it up.”

–Quoted in Cleary, Meditating with Koans

October 10, 2011 Posted by | Zen | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Koan

Zhaozhou said, “Finding the Ultimate Path is not difficult. Just avoid picking and choosing.”

–Quoted in Cleary, Meditating with Koans.

October 9, 2011 Posted by | Zen | , , , , | Leave a comment

Koan

Zhaozhou asked Touzi, “When one has died the great death in what fashion does he return to earth?”
Touzi said, “He must return in broad daylight.”

–Quoted in Cleary, Meditating with Koans

October 9, 2011 Posted by | Zen | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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