Re: [U-Zendo] splitting hairs?
- On 6/18/10, richard horvitz <richard.horvitz@...> wrote:
I understand (in general) the notion of koan and dharma combat but was puzzled by the discontinuity in the teaching with Buddha's time. Do when the koan was invented, and by whom? If Baso took a time machine back to Buddha's time and tried to engage old Sid in dharma combat, what would he make of it?
Just look in the sutras. Brhamans, Vedantists Jains, athiests, nihilists, Greeks, all sorts of people debated with the Buddha. Zen folks would be right in place.
Lee Love in Minneapolis
"Ta tIr na n-óg ar chul an tI—tIr dlainn trina chéile"—that is, "The land of eternal youth is behind the house, a beautiful land fluent within itself." -- John O'Donohue