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  A monk who had studied under the Zen master Kassan for a period of time.
Then he left him to go to many other places for more Zen enquiry.
However, he could not find any place that fitted him.
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: TO TRANSLATE ZEN BOOKS TO ENGLISH IS A WASTE OF TIME
vertical line Posted on Sep.21.2013 @ 07:31PM EDT by leoj99
To translate Zen books to English is a waste of time.

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"I had a discussion with a great master in Japan, and we were talking about the various people who are working to translate the Zen books into English, and he said, 'That's a waste of time. If you really understand Zen, you can use any book. You could use the Bible. You could use Alice in Wonderland. You could use the dictionary, because the sound of the rain needs no translation."

~ Alan Watts



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Reply from leoj99
Sep.22.2013
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vertical line So why all these English talks about Zen in Zen Forums. Look at their archives and in cannot be contained in heaven and earth...lol

That is why I am always asking what are they talking about Zen in English...LOL... with all the long posts and so many words...lol
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.23.2013
09:55AM EDT 
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vertical line May I see in, during, beginning, middle and ending the dark night of the soul?
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