Saturday, January 6, 2007

Koans

I'll be posting some interesting links over the weekend. In the meantime, a couple of Buddhist koans:

Hot Tea

Leaves swirl, into
Autumn streams fall.
Old men drink from
Withered hands.
Hot tea!

Killing

Gasan instructed his adherents one day: "Those who speak against killing and who desire to spare the lives of all conscious beings are right. It is good to protect even animals and insects. But what about those persons who kill time, what about those who are destroying wealth, and those who destroy political economy? We should not overlook them. Furthermore, what of the one who preaches without enlightenment? He is killing Buddhism."