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 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:19:39 EDT zenguide.com http://zenguide.com/images/zen_guide_dot_com_logo_small.gif http://zenguide.com When the Buddha Used a Little Stick One day when the Buddha was sitting on grasses in a grove, a little deer<br> came about very close to him and showed its friendliness. The Buddha first<br> was> dearly to the little deer a little bit, then he grasped a little stick next to<br> him and suddenly gave the little deer a little hard hit at its butt. The little deer<br> got hit, scared, and running off as fast as it could. The Buddha then said:<br> "Little dear, I just didn't want you to get killed by a hunter." http://zenguide.com/zenmedia/index.cfm?id=397 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:19:39 EDT