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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Zen Humor

A quick article on humor and Zen.

'Laughter,' wrote one author, 'is breaking through the intellectual barrier; at the moment of laughing something is understood.'
Zen humor does exactly that. Whether it be a Zen koan, one of those questions which the rational mind cannot solve, or, a captivating Zen story, when we laugh at these, we go from a chuckle 'ha-ha' to comprehension 'ah-ha!'

Then there's The Tragic Comedy of Zen, a sort of web poem.
And, inevitably, there's Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy


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