history principles practice stories, books, media discussion forum organizations resources
zenguide.com logo
 
Thursday Dec 18 2014 11:21AM ET
º login º register º email º guestbook º printer friendly
grey dot
  Tri Bao was the Vietnamese Zen master of the 10th generation of the linage of Vo Ngon Thong.
When he did not realize yet the Tao, he happened meeting a Zen monk. The Zen monk asked him:
- Where did you come from when you were born,... continue...

z
.
e
.
n
menu left history menu spacer principles menu spacer practice menu spacer zen media menu spacer discussion forum menu spacer organization directory menu spacer resources  
login
  DISCUSSION FORUM
» topic list   » start a new topic   » my tracked topics   » view topic
grey dot

horizontal line
→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: BLUE CLIFF RECORD CASE 2
vertical line Posted on Mar.23.2007 @ 08:38AM EDT by rajroshi

what u all think about this case     

Chao-chou teaching the assembly said:  The Great Way is not  difficult.  Just avoid picking and choosing.  As soon as words are  spoken, this is picking and choosing.  This is clarity.  This old  fellow does not abide within clarity.  Do you still hang onto anything, or not?

 

 At that time a certain student asked:  Since you don't abide within clarity, what do you hang onto?

 

Chao-chou replied:  I don't know either.

 

The student said:  Since you don't know, teacher, why do you,  nevertheless, say that you do not abide within clarity?

 

Chao-chou said:  It's enough to ask about the matter.  Bow and  withdraw.

waiting for some real zendiped reply

raj


Go to Latest Reply   Reply to this Topic   Email rajroshi
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Woodsman
Mar.23.2007
08:43AM EDT 
Email Woodsman
vertical line same
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70005
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
09:00AM EDT 
vertical line Thursday's clarity is Friday's stupidity.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70006
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Woodsman
Mar.23.2007
09:07AM EDT 
Email Woodsman
vertical line Friday?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70008
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from rajroshi
Mar.23.2007
09:24AM EDT 
Email rajroshi
vertical line DO you think master has find himsel in no ansrble position or he was giving some serious message to his displ or he didn't answer bcos he think that answer will bcom question soon ???? 
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70010
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
09:37AM EDT 
vertical line Is it time? What time is it? canape canape with apple Ole!!
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70012
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.23.2007
09:38AM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line roshi?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70013
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
09:41AM EDT 
vertical line boiled egg
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70014
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.23.2007
09:42AM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line

?

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70015
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
09:44AM EDT 
vertical line lunch
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70016
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.23.2007
09:46AM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line was just given money and told to take someone out to eat... not to spend it on meds but to spend it on myself
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70017
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.23.2007
09:47AM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line so.. the thought, "I will do this...maybe lunch"........
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70018
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.23.2007
09:51AM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line sometimes it feel like there is no necessity to think for myself.... and I asked a friend to let me know when I no longer need to say anything........ going  :) see you
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70019
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
09:54AM EDT 
vertical line yes :)
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70020
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from stephen
Mar.23.2007
10:09AM EDT 
Email stephen
vertical line

There is a state of affairs that cocoons the mind and body: it is spoken of as the Buddha nature. As soon as you set out to describe it, you diminish it. You apply your attachments, delusions and anger to it. As Zooey told Farany if we talk about it we will lose it. MU

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70021
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from rajroshi
Mar.23.2007
10:18AM EDT 
Email rajroshi
vertical line Quote: "

There is a state of affairs that cocoons the mind and body: it is spoken of as the Buddha nature. As soon as you set out to describe it, you diminish it. You apply your attachments, delusions and anger to it. As Zooey told Farany if we talk about it we will lose it. MU

"
.........

"
.........

If u will not talk about it  u have already lost it.

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70023
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from whatzen
Mar.23.2007
10:38AM EDT 
Email whatzen
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

There is a state of affairs that cocoons the mind and body: it is spoken of as the Buddha nature. As soon as you set out to describe it, you diminish it. You apply your attachments, delusions and anger to it. As Zooey told Farany if we talk about it we will lose it. MU

"
.........

"
.........

If u will not talk about it  u have already lost it.

"
.........

"
.........

Hey, you brought it up! ;-)

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70026
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from whatzen
Mar.23.2007
10:41AM EDT 
Email whatzen
vertical line Oh, sorry, I misread. I thought you said "if you will talk about it" but you actually said "if you will not talk about it"
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70028
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from whatzen
Mar.23.2007
10:42AM EDT 
Email whatzen
vertical line I was just joking around anyway.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70029
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
10:53AM EDT 
vertical line That's right, in the state of the fair, in the hard front part of the coconut. And cocoons are there for protection and then to be broken out of, to facilitate metamorphosis, transformation. If you become stuck in the cocoon, it doesn't really matter whether you're a brave man. And who is Farany?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70031
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
11:22AM EDT 
vertical line No, it really doesn't matter whether you think you're a brave man, or you think you're a coward, when you think you are wrapped in a cocoon.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70037
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from HarryB
Mar.23.2007
11:22AM EDT 
vertical line

whatzen, if Zen has a hell (they say it has many), I hope there's sombody there with a sense of humour.

Regards,

Harry.

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70036
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from HarryB
Mar.23.2007
11:25AM EDT 
vertical line

Yeah, cuckoon, wrapped, right, thanks. My Zazen just went up to level 5, cheque's in the post. 

Seriously though, any good jokes, Sensei?

Regards,

Harry.

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70038
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
11:29AM EDT 
vertical line oof
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70041
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from whatzen
Mar.23.2007
11:47AM EDT 
Email whatzen
vertical line Quote: "

whatzen, if Zen has a hell (they say it has many), I hope there's sombody there with a sense of humour.

Regards,

Harry.

"
.........

"
.........

Me too Harry.

Its all a divine tragicomedy. Hollywood will never measure up to the great comedian of all time.

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70048
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
02:09PM EDT 
vertical line Yeah, as long as it's your sense of humour, right? Your own little cottage or cocoon in heaven, with a vacation in hell.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70073
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from HarryB
Mar.23.2007
02:11PM EDT 
vertical line

You'll be going out tonight with your friends then, Grustic? 'Hell' is being a fly on that pub wall.

Regards,

H.

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70074
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from HarryB
Mar.23.2007
02:16PM EDT 
vertical line

Or maybe you meet in graveyards?

Chin chin,

Harry.

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70075
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
02:16PM EDT 
vertical line eh?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70076
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from HarryB
Mar.23.2007
02:19PM EDT 
vertical line

'The Manipulator' commands you to develope awareness of your senselessness of humour or humor.

I'm switching you to Graham Norton, Channel 4 for your sins against me.

Regards,

Harry.

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70077
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Mar.23.2007
02:23PM EDT 
vertical line Remember you don't like my sense of humour either. You are the weakest link, goodbye.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70078
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from HarryB
Mar.23.2007
02:25PM EDT 
vertical line

What sense of humour? What's not to like?

Mu, as the Japanese said to Tommy Cooper.

Regards,

Harry.

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70079
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Woodsman
Mar.23.2007
02:40PM EDT 
Email Woodsman
vertical line Oink?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70080
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from rajroshi
Mar.23.2007
02:49PM EDT 
Email rajroshi
vertical line Quote: "

whatzen, if Zen has a hell (they say it has many), I hope there's sombody there with a sense of humour.

Regards,

Harry.

"
.........

"Hell was OK, until some wise guy went to heaven and came back"

-- Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70081
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from boymonk
Mar.23.2007
03:28PM EDT 
vertical line The ancient tale of the zen master Chochu may apply... Long ago, a monk, having run along side a river attempting to save a cat that was stuck on a log that was ragging down the river, stopped to catch his breath. The monk happened to stop on a grassy knoll by the river where Chochu, the zen master, was sitting quietly. Chochu inquired of the monk, "How far do you have to run in order to save the cat?" The monk replied, "I don't know, master!" The master then said, "well, you had better get going then." The monk instantly became enlightened.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70082
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.25.2007
02:04PM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line

Quote: "Remember you don't like my sense of humour either. You are the weakest link, goodbye."
.........

hee hee

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70141
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.25.2007
02:05PM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line

Quote: "Oink? "
.........

huge pink van...with a pig nose and ears  ....

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70142
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.25.2007
02:07PM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line

Quote: "The ancient tale of the zen master Chochu may apply... Long ago, a monk, having run along side a river attempting to save a cat that was stuck on a log that was ragging down the river, stopped to catch his breath. The monk happened to stop on a grassy knoll by the river where Chochu, the zen master, was sitting quietly. Chochu inquired of the monk, "How far do you have to run in order to save the cat?" The monk replied, "I don't know, master!" The master then said, "well, you had better get going then." The monk instantly became enlightened. "
.........

a friend said this morning... the things that "save" my life today... are just temporary arrangements

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70144
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Woodsman
Mar.26.2007
12:40PM EDT 
Email Woodsman
vertical line Loose pig in red, deep in the city, big home, isn't it a pity, mud for a bed, had her a kitty, boyfriend instead, sad song in his head, he took him a shitty, on the drive she looked pretty, but nothing it said.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70203
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Woodsman
Mar.26.2007
02:26PM EDT 
Email Woodsman
vertical line He came back after forgetting his wallet, and the pig snuck up from behind him and slobbered on his clean jeans.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 70222
horizontal line
 
Back To Topic List   Go to Top of Page

 



SUPPORT ZENGUIDE.COM
If you are planning on purchasing any product from amazon.com, you can help us out by using the search box to the right or by clicking on this link to begin shopping.


Purchase posters, art prints, media (music CD & DVD)

buy this MEIJI SHRINE
by Andre Kertesz
Puchase this Item
More Art Prints & Media
Zen & Buddhism books
 
 
d
.
i
.
s
.
c
.
u
.
s
.
s
.
i
.
o
.
n
.

.
f
.
o
.
r
.
u
.
m
.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 zenguide.com - All rights reserved. °