--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Frank Gorin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Regarding "Zen Is One."
>  Tuesday, June 20,
>  jasonzavoda wrote: 
>  > I don't see that following the idea of 'one' creates suffering in
>  > so I'm all for it even if I don't follow it myself. 
>  Hi, Jason.  My favorite "one" story is from the Mumonkan, Case 3,
Gutei Raises 
>  A Finger.  (also in the Hekiganroku, Case 19, but without some
delicious detail). 
>  "Whenever Gutei Osho was asked about Zen, he simply raised his
>  One day a visitor asked Gutei's boy attendant, 'What does your master 
>  teach?'  The boy, too, raised a finger.  Hearing of this, Gutei cut
off the 
>  boy's finger with a knife.  The boy, screaming with pain, began to
run away.  
>  Gutei called to him and when he turned around, Gutei raised his
>  The boy suddenly became enlightened." 
>  Jason writes:
>  > If you follow the idea of 'one', isn't that your path, your personal 
>  > way?  I'd say, don't knock it, even if it doesn't work for you, 
>  > because the way that works for you isn't anyone else's way.  
>  > So I guess I disagree with you about some things. 
>  Okay with me.  Whatever works.  'One' doesn't work for me. 
>  ~ Frank

Whew.  That Gutei didn't leave any room for error.  If I was his
attendant he probably would have chopped my head off.  Too bad I
wasn't his attendant.  :-)


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