zenguide.com random_koan - zen buddhism principles, practice, discussion forum, books and directory http://zenguide.com/ random_koan syndicated from zenguide.com en-us Copyright - forever - zenguide.com Thu, 05 May 2016 01:41:02 EDT zenguide.com http://zenguide.com/images/zen_guide_dot_com_logo_small.gif http://zenguide.com What Is Created by Thought? This morning the deluded old man got something he would lilke to tell you. However, because he is too old to remember what it was, therefore, he can't tell you right away. Please give him some moments to recall it.<br> "What was it?", "What was it?" he repeats times and times but he couldn't get it back. He'd say he's sorry!<br><br> Oh! He got it back! It would be something like this:<br><br> What is not created by thought?<br><br> A rose is not created by thought.<br> A tree is not created by thought.<br> A human being is not created by thought.<br> A blue sky is not created by thought.<br> Right?<br><br> What is created by thought?<br><br> A religion or a philosophy is created by thought.<br> Right or wrong is created by thought.<br> Good or bad is created by thought.<br> Love or hate is created by thought.<br> Suffering or pleasure is created by thought.<br> Bondage or liberation is created by thought.<br> Perfect or imperfect is created by thought.<br> Buddha-nature or emptiness is created by thought.<br> A devil or a god is created by thought.<br> Heaven or hell is created by thought.<br> God or Satan is created by thought.<br><br> What else?<br><br> Ah! Thought is created by thought.<br> And these words are created by thought, too. Right? http://zenguide.com/zenmedia/index.cfm?id=34 Thu, 05 May 2016 01:41:02 EDT