Hi Mike! Good post!. I've found it simple and very insighful. Thanks for it and also thanks for your kind note in connection with the health of my sister and myself.
A big smile to you Mayka --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, mike brown <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hi All, > > As so happens with zen, small chance encounters with > people, books, bamboos striking bamboo poles etc. can lead to a deeper > understanding. In relation to the 'mountains are mountains, water is > water' quote, I like the story I heard about an American practicioner > who came to Japan and sat thru a lecture about reality/illusion given > by the temple's roshi. Admitting his confusion afterwards, the American > asked for some clarification. The roshi explained that at first > mountains are mountains, water is water. Then after some sometime > studying Zen, mountains are no longer mountains , water is not water. > Finally, after satori, mountains are mountains, water is water again. > The student said that he could understand the first two lines but not > the third, so the roshi said, "Mountains are mountains, water is water". Seeing the student's still confused expression the roshi elaborated, "Mountains are mountains, water is water". > > Mike > ------------------------------------ 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/