I send this because you didn't ask for it.
Frequently Asked Questions from alt.zen:
"Why do people post such nonsense to this group? One of the central
Zen is intuitive understanding. As a result, words and sentences have no
meaning, and logic is often irrelevant. Words have meaning only in relation
who is using them, who they are talking to, and what situation they are used
Some postings are indeed nonsense; other postings appear to be nonsense at
first but this is because the meaning is all between the lines. Zen and poetry
have gone hand in hand for centuries."
In spring, hundreds of flowers; in autumn, a harvest moon;
In the summer, a refreshing breeze; in winter snow will accompany
If useless things do not hang in your mind,
Any season is a good season for you.
If you want to express the truth, throw out your words, throw out
and tell me about your own Zen.
Without revealing his own penetration,
He offered another's words, not his to give.
Had he chattered on and on,
Even his listeners would have been embarassed.
Has a dog Buddha-nature?
This is the most serious question of all.
If you say yes or no,
You lose your own Buddha-nature.
Well HOTDAMN pardner, I say "NO! HELL NO! A dog ain't got no
El Grasso Hoppes BIGMOUTH
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