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Homemade zen koans (humor and serious both welcome)

JeffreyJeffrey Veteran
edited November 2012 in Arts & Writings
Why can't the wind blow backwards?

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  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran
    Jeffrey said:

    Why can't the wind blow backwards?

    Because that would suck. :lol:
    OneLifeFormRebeccaSVastmindLinc
  • taiyakitaiyaki Michigan Veteran
    Forward, backward, pause. Fuck all these.
    lobster
  • What is the expression of an empty thought?
  • howhow Veteran Veteran
    can't think think!
  • lobster said:

    What is the expression of an empty thought?

    Religious conservatives.
    lobster
  • "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran
    What is the fine line between the tool and the art?
  • taiyakitaiyaki Michigan Veteran
    Who, where, when. None of these apply.
    Vastmind
  • When I am talking to myself, who am I talking too?
    taiyaki
  • What is needed for a dharma teaching?
  • I used "What is experiencing this?" for a few years. It was a Tibetan practice, but I think it works the same way.
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran
    edited November 2012
    Who's koan?
    Who are koans for?
  • What is needed for a dharma teaching?
    Ok I will answer my own question. What is needed is a teacher, a student, a time, a place, and a message.
  • howhow Veteran Veteran
    @ Jeffrey
    Open heart! The rest is props.
    Jeffrey
  • It is actually not that easy. The tendency of the mind is to find an answer but the koan should dissuade and intrigue/exhaust the mind, until it arrives not at mindfulness but rather the space in which even paradox has no residing. A task that can not be 'accomplished'. Must be time for a break. :rocker:
  • How do they get Teflon to stick to the pan?
    Vastmindlobster
  • Did the Buddha teach?
  • how said:


    can't think think!

    Needs a, coma.
  • howhow Veteran Veteran
    This koan's a sleeper?
    lobsterZero
  • I've also been using "What is the origin of this suffering?" a bit lately. Not really a koan, since it often has a practical answer, but until a practical answer shows up it works as a koan.
  • Koan sharpener, $8.95
  • How do we know that we do not know?
  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran
    How many holes does it take to fill the Albert Hall?
  • If I try to be kind to Mrs Tosh, and she's in a bad mood, am I still an idiot?
    JeffreyVastmindlobster
  • If a husband is in a forest and his wife is not around, is he still wrong?
    Vastmind
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran
    If I'm not in the mood....should I be in the mood?
  • Playing word tricks.
  • What is Zen?
    lobsterNiwalen
  • Who is tricking who?

    Zen is about to run out. So cut your coupons soon and stock up :D
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