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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHATS THE ANSWER TO THIS KOAN?
vertical line Posted on Jun.27.2007 @ 10:57PM EDT by taz11391
what is the answer to "sound of one hand clapping
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Reply from Davidseon
Jun.28.2007
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vertical line  (Very Loud Yell)KATZ
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Reply from zbishak
Jun.28.2007
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hello taz11391,

if someone could tell you your hand would be lying,
clearly the answers to these koan cannot be told,

should you have the answer, what do you think you could do with it?

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Jun.28.2007
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Jun.28.2007
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vertical line If you only have one hand, then that is the sound the one makes.
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Jun.28.2007
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vertical line All one handers have no doubts.
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vertical line One's a fish, and one's a sprout, or 10,000, makes no differences... one hand.
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Jun.29.2007
11:48AM EDT 
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Quote: "All one handers have no doubts. "
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Jun.29.2007
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Quote: "All one handers have no doubts. "
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Jun.29.2007
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vertical line One way, between darkness and light, hot/cold, being/not fear.
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Reply from ______
Jun.29.2007
02:02PM EDT 
vertical line No.

And:

"Whats The Answer To This Koan?
what is the answer to "sound of one hand clapping"

Ok, what koan?

Answer to what question?

Answer to "the answer "sound of one hand clapping?

Here are questions... Who wrote the book (of love), (of motor mechanics)? Is there justice in this world? What's she called? Where d'ya keep the nuts?
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Jun.29.2007
04:23PM EDT 
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Jun.29.2007
10:41PM EDT 
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Jun.29.2007
11:57PM EDT 
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Jun.30.2007
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vertical line What do you call it which is one sound, not from an open mouth, nonsyllabic but still communicative of welcoming, in connection with all the senses and the immediate surroundings, an affirmation of purpose of all which exists or has existed, and solemnly  based, and needs no other answer other than it's own? 
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Jun.30.2007
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Jul.01.2007
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vertical line for some reason , started at the bottom and read up... either way still read the same..please, please, please, please
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