Joshu

‘A monk asked, “What is the state of ‘no-thought’?”
Joshu replied, “Speak quickly! Speak quickly!”‘ (The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu)

The monk could have seen that one coming, but doubtless was not quick enough to dodge the blow. Nothing he could say after that would be any use.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s