Monday, October 15, 2012

Talk to Stone Turtle

The Reading:

Ryuge  was asked by a monk, "What is the meaning of Daruma's coming from the West?"  Ryuge said, "Wait till the stone turtle speaks words of explanation and I will tell you."  The monk said, "The stone turtle has spoken!"  Ryuge said, "What did it say to you?"  The monk was silent."

-Zen and Zen Classics, Volume 3, Blyth


People who imagine that Zen is a game better be ready to play!

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