Maya Empire-little Princess El Castillo-reading zen koan〈4〉

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kao1306
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Maya Empire-little Princess El Castillo-reading zen koan〈4〉

Post by kao1306 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:55 am

Preclassic Maya Empire-little Princess El Castillo-reading zen koan〈4〉

little Princess El Castillo quickly and agilely knocked out three sissy men with her shadowless spinning kicks. LOL! :jumping:
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〈A Philosopher Asks Buddha〉
A philosopher asked Buddha: `Without words, without the wordless, will you tell me truth?'
The Buddha kept silence.
The philosopher bowed and thanked the Buddha, saying: `With your loving kindness I have cleared away my delusions and entered the true path.'
After the philosopher had gone, Ananda asked the Buddha what he had attained.
The Buddha replied, `A good horse runs even at the shadow of the whip.'

http://www.ibiblio.org/zen/gateless-gate/0.html
http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/sut ... 8n2005.pdf

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Re: Maya Empire-little Princess El Castillo-reading zen koan

Post by Bakmoon » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:21 am

kao1306 wrote:Preclassic Maya Empire-little Princess El Castillo-reading zen koan〈4〉

little Princess El Castillo quickly and agilely knocked out three sissy men with her shadowless spinning kicks. LOL! :jumping:
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〈A Philosopher Asks Buddha〉
A philosopher asked Buddha: `Without words, without the wordless, will you tell me truth?'
The Buddha kept silence.
The philosopher bowed and thanked the Buddha, saying: `With your loving kindness I have cleared away my delusions and entered the true path.'
After the philosopher had gone, Ananda asked the Buddha what he had attained.
The Buddha replied, `A good horse runs even at the shadow of the whip.'

http://www.ibiblio.org/zen/gateless-gate/0.html
http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/sut ... 8n2005.pdf
That's a very interesting Koan. What is the significance of the Maya Empire and Little Princess El Castillo? I've noticed a lot of the Koans and other things you have posted have things like this. Is there a reference I am missing?

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Re: Maya Empire-little Princess El Castillo-reading zen koan

Post by Loren » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:10 pm

Bakmoon wrote:
kao1306 wrote:Preclassic Maya Empire-little Princess El Castillo-reading zen koan〈4〉

little Princess El Castillo quickly and agilely knocked out three sissy men with her shadowless spinning kicks. LOL! :jumping:
@GatelessGate無門關
〈A Philosopher Asks Buddha〉
A philosopher asked Buddha: `Without words, without the wordless, will you tell me truth?'
The Buddha kept silence.
The philosopher bowed and thanked the Buddha, saying: `With your loving kindness I have cleared away my delusions and entered the true path.'
After the philosopher had gone, Ananda asked the Buddha what he had attained.
The Buddha replied, `A good horse runs even at the shadow of the whip.'

http://www.ibiblio.org/zen/gateless-gate/0.html
http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/sut ... 8n2005.pdf
That's a very interesting Koan. What is the significance of the Maya Empire and Little Princess El Castillo? I've noticed a lot of the Koans and other things you have posted have things like this. Is there a reference I am missing?
Zen is just outright frustrating. If Subhuti or Maudgalyayana didn't know the significance of a flower then--
Thank You and Ok!

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Re: Maya Empire-little Princess El Castillo-reading zen koan

Post by Loren » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:07 pm

Loren wrote:Zen is just outright frustrating. If Subhuti or Maudgalyayana didn't know the significance of a flower then--
Just kidding. I do plan to get over to the Fresno Zen Center with my son. He is finally able to sit now I believe!
Thank You and Ok!

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Re: Maya Empire-little Princess El Castillo-reading zen koan

Post by kao1306 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:06 am

koan is for fun and realizing, not for rationalizing.

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