"The essence of Zen is inside the pithy words and poems passed down via a exclusive line of chinese language and eastern masters. right here, a consultant number of these sayings- starting from comical to profound to downright mystifying-appears in shiny, poetic English."
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207) Sand within the eyes, clay within the ears. (200) go away throughout the mountain gate, driving the Buddha corridor. Watch fountain murmur! pay attention mountain colour! (201) (208) Tortoise hair is lengthy; hare horn, brief. (209) Now again at domestic, unburden your shoulders— See, brushwood is eco-friendly; fireplace, crimson! (202) consume whilst hungry! Sleep while drained! (210) Sitting within the vacant room after coming again— The night solar hangs to the west of me. (211) driving a cow to hunt one. (203) The directly notice evokes him; the workers tip opens his eyes. (204) Idly attempting to capture the which means: The valley is roofed with clouds —only water murmuring. To chase a robber at the robber's horse. (203) (212) forty nine Dip up water— the moon lies on your arms; contact a flower— the body spray fills your gowns. (213) desire hearth? most sensible strike a flint. Water? Dig a good. (214) court docket girls as soon as accrued like plants within the spring palace; at the present time a flock of quail flies over. (220) to maneuver the mountain by means of scooping water; To banish the shore through environment sail. (221) now not liking her face to be dirty with powder, Drawing light moth-feeler eyebrows, she meets the emperor. to dance a ball at the rapids. (222) The water-dipping monk returns to the temple within the woodland; The ship-awaiting guy stands at the sands through the wharf. (215) take hold of, as a substitute, the spearhead arid stab him! (223) (216) A cornered rat will chew a cat; A struggling with sparrow assaults a fellow. (224) A bow reflected within the guest-cup: a suspicion it is a snake. On) A teach of earrings or an earthworm, which one is right? (218) A hunter saves the sparrow That discovered guard at his chest. (223) To think the 1st rain after lengthy drought; to encounter an previous pal in another country. (219) attractiveness eludes the seeker; Turns up unsought. (226) 50 Crouched at the floor —a gold-haired lion. (233) looking sophisticated brain on a sheet of torn paper; confident of Dharma in spoken phrases. (227) final year's plum, this year's willow: Their colour and perfume unchangeable. (236) difficult to carve in worm-eaten wooden; No aspect in portray the rotten fence with turds. (228) final year's poverty: no land, yet a gimlet. This year's— no land, no gimlet. (237) 1000 grasses carry tearlike dew; All pines buzzing within the winds. All vainness: heaping a good with snow. Hundred years' phantasm: binding a rope with wind. (238) (229) The water a cow laps becomes milk; The water a snake licks alterations into poison. (230) An outdated fisherman sound asleep sound— the spring creek is vast; No swan flyingone send mendacity. (239) A void sky laughs and bows. (231) The void sky turns a somersault. (232) Fish stream, dust rises; Birds fly, feathers fall. (240) The vacant sky— no entrance, no again; The birds' paths— no east, no west. (233) educating past instructing; No leaning on phrases and letters. seize the tiger's tail, driving its head. (234) fifty one (241) / The hustle and bustle of the brain in karma: inside of it's Nirvana. (249) A loopy puppy chases a clod; A blind donkey pursues the herd. (242) To haven't any posterity for worry of mourning. jogging, staying sitting, mendacity .