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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Zen Fish Story

Yet another lively Zen story:

"Chia-shan was about to speak when Ch'uan-tzu leapt upon him, wrestled him into the water, and held his head under. Then Ch'uan-tzu lifted the gulping and gasping Chia-shan and demanded, 'Say a word! Say a word!' And again, when Chia-shan opened his mouth, Ch'uan-tzu pushed his head under the water.

At about the third dunking, Chia-shan became enlightened."

Always a happy ending!


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