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11564Re: Try This and Zen Learn Something

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  • Swami-G
    Nov 3 8:51 AM
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com,
      medit8ionsociety <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > About Trying
      >
      > Roshi Anshin placed a small box in his palm. "TRY to take it
      out of my
      > hand." he said.
      >
      > The student reached out for the box and picked it up.
      >
      > "No . . . no." Anshin stopped her, "You didn't listen carefully. I
      > said . . . TRY to take it out."
      >
      > She looked confused. She reached out for the box and slowly
      picked it
      > up again..
      >
      > "No. . . :) I said TRY." Anshin smiled.
      >
      > She was even more confused . . . she reached out for the box
      and
      > couldn't decide whether to take it out or not.
      >
      > A broad grin appeared on Anshin's face.
      >
      > "You see . . . it is impossible. :) There is no such thing as TRY .
      .
      > . there is only DO or NOT DO."



      SG: that is a good example......
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