[ExI] Zen (Was: Morality and function fitting)
rtomek at ceti.pl
Fri Jan 6 23:21:44 UTC 2012
On Tue, 3 Jan 2012, Ben Zaiboc wrote:
> Anders wrote:
> >Zen might have a point:
> >'Master Kyogen said, "It is like a man up a tree who hangs from a branch
> >by his mouth. His hands cannot grasp a bough, his feet cannot touch the
> >tree. Another man comes under the tree and asks him the meaning of
> >Bodhidharma's coming from the West. If he does not answer, he does not
> >meet the questioner's need. If he answers, he will lose his life. At
> >such a time, how should he answer?"'
> Um, by pointing at the tree in his mouth and rolling his eyes?
> Zen can be so stupid sometimes. I'm with Bart Simpson ("the sound of
> one hand clapping? Easy!": <Bart claps one hand>)
> Ben Zaiboc
It took me few days to realize you talk like a zen master.
This was important lesson.
Kindly bowing to you,
** A C programmer asked whether computer had Buddha's nature. **
** As the answer, master did "rm -rif" on the programmer's home **
** directory. And then the C programmer became enlightened... **
** Tomasz Rola mailto:tomasz_rola at bigfoot.com **
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