Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
TOPIC: THE NEED TO PARTAKE IN IDLE AND UNESSENTIAL CONVERSATION
Posted on Mar.17.2013 @ 03:40PM EDTbyRickytone
The need to partake in idle and unessential conversation becomes logical if one is to interact with some members of modern society. It seems ultimately useless to communicate at all less a beneficial end is attained yet events rarely develop where a need to speak is caused by the need for insight in the average environment of experience. The topic for discussion then is: If zen is the soup is conversation the can opener and the mind the can?
indeed even soup is not soup but a collection ingredients label thus and a can is merely a material formed in a way that provides a function and in the case of the can the function being containment so given these elaborations