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Re: A Heads-up From a Zen Master

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  • dan330033
    To be a seasoned Zen teacher worthy of the name, you must have a quick retort to anything your student says. You have to demonstrate immediately that your
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 17, 2011
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      To be a seasoned Zen teacher worthy of the name, you must have a quick retort to anything your student says.

      You have to demonstrate immediately that your student is making an assumption that can drop.

      Which still leaves the question:

      How is the Zen teacher to drop?

      And the answer is:

      Easy!

      :-)

      - D -

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      > Fa-yen,a Chinese Zen teacher, overheard a few young monks
      > arguing about subjectivity and objectivity. He joined
      > them and said: "There is a big stone. Do you consider
      > it to be inside or outside your mind?"
      > One of the monks replied: "From the Buddhist viewpoint
      > everything is an objectification of mind, so I would
      > say that the stone is inside my mind."
      > "Your head must feel very heavy," observed Fa-yen,
      > "if you are carrying around a stone like that in your mind."
      >
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