[Buddha-l] Tozan's blue mountain and white cloud

Piya Tan dharmafarer at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 10:13:57 MDT 2008


Reading the accounts of koans and Zen stories, I am fascinated by how
language can
defeat itself so that we have a sort of unmediated experience of reality.

At the same time, I am also aware that Zen is very Chinese, or East
Asian, as the way
the koans are used is

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:07 AM, Dan Lusthaus <vasubandhu at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Correction of typo:
>  > "What is the meaning of the 'white clouds hand about all day'?" asked the
>  > monk.
>  Obviously, that should be "hang" -- not "hand." Sorry.
>  Dan
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