Monday, September 21, 2009

A Taste of Zen

A Christian friend of mine who have some Buddhist knowledge (but more than many Buddhists) quoted a Zen saying to me in our conversation.

"When you see the Buddha, kill him!"

He has a mistaken interpretation of that Zen quote. To let him think and correct his mistaken view, I have this to respond:

"If I see Jesus, I will not kill him,
Instead I will embrace him;
But for you,
if you see the Buddha, neither kill nor not-kill,
What are you going to do?"

Answer me now! Hitting the table sound - "KATZ!"
I am no Zen Master, but I think that's enough to give him a taste of Zen.

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