[ExI] Zen (Was: Morality and function fitting)

Tomasz Rola 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,
Tomasz Rola

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** As the answer, master did "rm -rif" on the programmer's home    **
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