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  The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story: One year on... continue...

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HE WHO KNOWS...
HE WHO KNOWS...
Posted by the d.o.m. on Jun.20.2005 @ 08:21 PM EDT

He who knows knows whether he speaks or keeps silent,
whether he answers the question or refuses to answer it,
whether he gives an explanation of something or does not give at all.
These are only a few.

He who does not know does not know at all
whether he speaks or keeps silent,
whether he answers the question or refuses to answer it,
whether he tries to explain something or does not explain it at all.
These are quite a lot.

Knowing or not-knowing does not depend on
speaking or silencing, answering or explaining,
words or no words.

the d.o.m.


 



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