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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: IF YOUR ZEN TEACHER HIT YOU ON THE HEAD
vertical line Posted on Nov.10.2012 @ 12:05PM EDT by leoj99
If your Zen Teacher hit you on the head what does it mean?

He can hit you with an stick or just say some phrase to hit you on the head. What does it mean?

It means: Stay put...like when you train  your dog.. stay put...lol

What do you think?

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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.10.2012
12:19PM EDT 
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vertical line I don't have a dog but if I did, I wouldn't hit him over the head with a stick because it's cruel.   Next question leo lol
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.10.2012
01:09PM EDT 
vertical line Now I know who leoj99 is.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.10.2012
02:42PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "I don't have a dog but if I did, I wouldn't hit him over the head with a stick because it's cruel.   Next question leo lol "
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It is the most compassionate thing to do with Zen people...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.10.2012
02:55PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "I don't have a dog but if I did, I wouldn't hit him over the head with a stick because it's cruel.   Next question leo lol "
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So all the talks about God and Zen going on in this world is not very cruel...?...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.10.2012
09:34PM EDT 
vertical line So you mean no one was hit in the head  yet?

Hitting in the head is just a metaphor in Zen...lol

Why are you taking literally?
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.10.2012
09:36PM EDT 
vertical line Hitting in the  head is a unique Zen phrase... lol
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.10.2012
09:52PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "So you mean no one was hit in the head  yet?

Hitting in the head is just a metaphor in Zen...lol

Why are you taking literally?
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It seems you want to be hit with a stick. Just keep going, and it will hit you when you aren't looking.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.10.2012
11:22PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "So you mean no one was hit in the head  yet?

Hitting in the head is just a metaphor in Zen...lol

Why are you taking literally?
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It seems you want to be hit with a stick. Just keep going, and it will hit you when you aren't looking.
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I am used to being hit on the head..lol

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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
12:18AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "So you mean no one was hit in the head  yet?

Hitting in the head is just a metaphor in Zen...lol

Why are you taking literally?
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It seems you want to be hit with a stick. Just keep going, and it will hit you when you aren't looking.
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I am used to being hit on the head..lol

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You have great courage and determination. :-)
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
12:22AM EDT 
vertical line No one gets very far in Zen without great courage and determination.

If you get hit, come back and find out why. Always, every time.

Keep going, and one day there will be no stick, and nothing that can be hit by it.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2012
01:12AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "No one gets very far in Zen without great courage and determination.

If you get hit, come back and find out why. Always, every time.

Keep going, and one day there will be no stick, and nothing that can be hit by it.
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If you have done koan studies you know what I mean by head hitting...lol
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
01:15AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "No one gets very far in Zen without great courage and determination.

If you get hit, come back and find out why. Always, every time.

Keep going, and one day there will be no stick, and nothing that can be hit by it.
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If you have done koan studies you know what I mean by head hitting...lol
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This forum is full of hitting. But, it's also full of hugging. :-)

I was hit plenty of times by Chon Tri. He was a good friend.

Been hit by plenty of others too. All good friends, whether they know it or not.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2012
01:36AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "No one gets very far in Zen without great courage and determination.

If you get hit, come back and find out why. Always, every time.

Keep going, and one day there will be no stick, and nothing that can be hit by it.
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If you have done koan studies you know what I mean by head hitting...lol
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This forum is full of hitting. But, it's also full of hugging. :-)

I was hit plenty of times by Chon Tri. He was a good friend.

Been hit by plenty of others too. All good friends, whether they know it or not.
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Yeah that is what is Zen is all about. But some gets irritated and get angry in Zen Forums.. It is a true fact...lol

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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
01:46AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "No one gets very far in Zen without great courage and determination.

If you get hit, come back and find out why. Always, every time.

Keep going, and one day there will be no stick, and nothing that can be hit by it.
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If you have done koan studies you know what I mean by head hitting...lol
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This forum is full of hitting. But, it's also full of hugging. :-)

I was hit plenty of times by Chon Tri. He was a good friend.

Been hit by plenty of others too. All good friends, whether they know it or not.
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Yeah that is what is Zen is all about. But some gets irritated and get angry in Zen Forums.. It is a true fact...lol

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Angry people in Zen forums can be great bodhisattvas and teach us exactly what we need to know.

Angry people in other places...it might be a good idea to avoid them. :-)
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2012
01:55AM EDT 
vertical line Yeah I  understand what you mean but this is where great compassion is applied.
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
05:03AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Yeah I  understand what you mean but this is where great compassion is applied. "
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Yes. Always great compassion.
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Reply from football
Nov.11.2012
05:20AM EDT 
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vertical line Be good.While stay cool. :)
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.11.2012
08:03AM EDT 
vertical line And if you can't be good, be careful.
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Reply from boymonk
Nov.11.2012
06:16PM EDT 
vertical line If a Zen master hits me on da head it can only mean one thing. It means he wants a fat lip. HAHA!
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
07:15PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "If a Zen master hits me on da head it can only mean one thing. It means he wants a fat lip. HAHA! "
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You would give yourself a fat lip?
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.12.2012
07:58AM EDT 
vertical line C'mon, put forth, but with courage.
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