Thursday, February 14, 2013

Koans

Yesterday, I read a blog about koans and started thinking of some (of course, when I really wanted to sleep).

In Buddhist tradition, a koan is a question or a statement that can’t be understood logically. Zen Buddhist monks meditate on koans as a way to abandon dependence on reason in their pursuit of enlightenment. The most famous koan is probably: “Two hands clap and there is a sound. What is the sound of one hand?"

Here is one I came up with, and as I compose more, I will post them under the label "koans."

If you have some koans, add them through the comment section.  Have fun!

How does the wingless butterfly fly?
It is wind.

When the voice cracks, where does the river flow?
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