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, 11 Feb 2016 09:08:35 EDT zenguide.com http://zenguide.com/images/zen_guide_dot_com_logo_small.gif http://zenguide.com Seeing Things... Posted on Nov.02.2011 @ 11:39AM EDT by chontri<br><br> Seeing things but not a thing seen.<br> Looking at things but not a thing looked at.<br><br> Hearing noises but not a noise heard.<br> Listening to sounds but not a sound listened to.<br><br> Speaking with words but not a word spoken with.<br> Doing things but not a thing done.<br><br> Contacting with things and people but none of them contacted with.<br> Thinking of things and people but none of them thought of.<br><br> This is called real seeing or looking, real hearing or listenening,<br> real speaking or doing, real contacting or thinking.<br><br> In this way, after all, nothing left in the mind to recall, to imagine,<br> to fantasize when being awake or to dream when sleeping. http://zenguide.com/zenmedia/index.cfm?id=419 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:08:35 EDT