|10-14-2010, 03:56 PM||#31 (permalink)|
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|10-15-2010, 06:34 AM||#32 (permalink)|
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"A decidedly logical response, Captain.", as Spock might say.
There is no "enlightened". That is just a word, and words obscure meaning.
To help illustrate, I offer a short poem and a story that I found on this wide wide web.
First, the poem:
No tranquilization, No disturbance,
No sitting, No meditation ...
This is the Tathagata's Dhyana.
The five Skandhas are not realities;
The six object of sense are by nature empty.
It is neither quiet nor illuminating;
It is neither real nor empty;
It does not abide in the Middle Way;
It is not-doing,
It is no-effect-producing;
Yet, functioning with the utmost freedom:
the Buddha-nature is all inclusive.
- Yung, a student of Hui-neng (Ts'ao-ch'i), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings of D. T. Suzuki, p. 169.
And consider this story:
Toju Zenchu brandished his staff before Daoist Shifu Miao Zhang and challenged him:
"Miao Zhang, speak and you get whacked with Nanten's staff. Do not speak and you still get whacked with Nanten's staff."
Shifu Zhang stood up quickly, lifted his cane strongly in defense, and quietly said:
"Yunmen's crap-stick stinks and Nanten's staff is cracked!
I am leaving now to take my evening walk. Goodbye."
- Michael P. Garofalo, Way of the Short Staff
|10-16-2010, 05:48 PM||#33 (permalink)|
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