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  One day, Chang-sha Ching-tsen (d. 868), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an masters,
wandered in the mountain. When he was back just at the gate of the temple, the head monk asked him:
-Where have you been, Sir?
Chang-sha replied:
-I... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: JUST GUIDE NO ZEN
vertical line Posted on Sep.20.2008 @ 10:54AM EDT by so_teh
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Reply from etcetra
Sep.20.2008
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vertical line gosh i wasted 5 seconds of my life to read this? haha
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Sep.20.2008
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vertical line Welcome.
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Sep.21.2008
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Reply from emancipate
Sep.21.2008
10:14AM EDT 
vertical line A young student of Zen was going to the market to buy vegetables for the monastery where he was studying. On the way he met a student from another monastery.

“Where are you going?” asked the first student.

“Wherever my legs take me,” replied the other.

The first student pondered over the answer as he was sure it had some deep significance. When he returned to the monastery, he reported the conversation to his teacher, who said: “You should have asked him what he would do if he had no legs.”

The next day the student was thrilled to see the same boy coming towards him.

“Where are you going?” he asked and without waiting for a reply continued, “Wherever your legs take you, I suppose. Well, let me ask you . . .”

“You’re mistaken,” interrupted the other boy. “Today I’m going wherever the wind blows.”

This answer so confused the first boy that he could not think of anything to say.
When he reported the matter to his teacher, the old man said: “You should have asked him what he would do if there were no wind.”

Some days later the student saw the boy in the market again and rushed to confront him, confident that this time he would have the last word.

“Where are you going?” he asked. “Wherever your legs take you or wherever the wind blows? Well, let me ask you . . . . ”

“No, no,” interrupted the boy. “Today I’m going to buy vegetables.”

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Reply from so_teh
Sep.21.2008
03:52PM EDT 
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vertical line Thank you for that story.
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Reply from Lynnoh
Sep.22.2008
01:05PM EDT 
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Quote: "A young student of Zen was going to the market to buy vegetables for the monastery where he was studying. On the way he met a student from another monastery.

“Where are you going?” asked the first student.

“Wherever my legs take me,” replied the other.

The first student pondered over the answer as he was sure it had some deep significance. When he returned to the monastery, he reported the conversation to his teacher, who said: “You should have asked him what he would do if he had no legs.”

The next day the student was thrilled to see the same boy coming towards him.

“Where are you going?” he asked and without waiting for a reply continued, “Wherever your legs take you, I suppose. Well, let me ask you . . .”

“You’re mistaken,” interrupted the other boy. “Today I’m going wherever the wind blows.”

This answer so confused the first boy that he could not think of anything to say.
When he reported the matter to his teacher, the old man said: “You should have asked him what he would do if there were no wind.”

Some days later the student saw the boy in the market again and rushed to confront him, confident that this time he would have the last word.

“Where are you going?” he asked. “Wherever your legs take you or wherever the wind blows? Well, let me ask you . . . . ”

“No, no,” interrupted the boy. “Today I’m going to buy vegetables.”

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and milk

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Reply from so_teh
Sep.22.2011
02:44PM EDT 
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Reply from nibble
Sep.22.2011
03:13PM EDT 
vertical line The first boy still did not know what to say. And he ran to his master telling of this devious twist of turn.
“Dang” the old man said. “You should have asked him what he would do if there were no vegetables you fool!”
The young student of Zen suddenly realized it! All he had to do was to swap out the last word in the old man`s sentence with whatever the dude he newer could remember the name of was doing!

At last, days later the student finally saw the boy in the market again and rushed towards him, confident that this time at last he would have the last word.
“Where are you..” was all he got to say before the other boy interrupted.
“Listen you faggot, why are you pestering me?? Whatever I am doing is none of your frigging business, I don`t know you man. This not cool, ok? Go away!”
The first boy looked at the other dude, a small trembling around his mouth, then tears started crawling down his left cheek and he ran home to his master who /&#¤& him or something since I am bored of writing this and someone else can continue on.

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Reply from boymonk
Sep.23.2011
03:26AM EDT 
vertical line synopsis? please?
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