That's true. Poetry uses words and text, but does not necessarily depend on rationality. How about a haiku?
Young fox pokes old bear, Bear smiles, revealing long fangs, Fur flies, brown and red. ...Bill! --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, mike brown <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > You could try and write a poem. You could start with, "There was an old man called Bill who.." etc etc. > > Bill Smart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: Donald Hwong, > > You're right, of course, and I wrestle with this each time I sit down > to write a post - how can I best express my buddha nature in this > medium? > > The problem is that this forum is a words-based forum, and zen is not > best communicated via words. Worse than that it's a text-base forum. > The fact is that if you want to communcate via this forum you must use > words and text. > > So, I could, as you suggest, just 'sit down and shut up', and that > would indeed be a great way for me to express my buddha nature, but > that doesn't allow any communication via this forum. > > It's certainly a challenge, and a fun one! > > ...Bill! > > > > > > > --------------------------------- > Sent from Yahoo! - a smarter inbox. > Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today! Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/