Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nansen says Speak!

The Reading:

Nansen, Kisu, and Mayoku were on their way to pay their respects to Chu Kokushi, when Nansen drew a circle on the ground and said, "If you can speak, we'll go on!"  Kisu sat down in the middle of the circle; Mayoku bowed a woman's bow.  Nansen said, "So we won't go!"  Kisu said, "[What are you saying]?"
pg. 324, Mumonkan, R.H. Blyth


How do Zen Masters know each other?  By this.

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