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  Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way... continue...

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GOAL & POLE
When a goal is set
The eyes of the one who set the goal
keep looking at it
all of his lifetime.

This is like an ox that is tied
to a pole driven into an empty space
with an invisible rope.

If human problems could be solved by this way,
none of them could be existing on this earth for millions of years ago.

ChonTri 10/15/03


 



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