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Re: Mesozoic Dinosauria Systematics and Zen
At 14.34 23/10/02 +0100, you wrote:
> From: Stephan Pickering <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> For those are resistant to the idea that dromaeosaurs
> were, often feathered and secondarily flightless, and
> continue to publish such dictums...or that there is no
> morphological/paleontological/philosophical rationale
> for discussions of living dinosaurs in this forum... I
> offer Chikan Zenji, circa C.E. 850:
> The shadow of the bamboo sweeps the stair all night
> yet not a mote of dust is stirred.
> The moonbeams penetrate to the bottom of the pool,
> yet in the water not a trace is left
I'm sure I speak for us all when I say: "Huh?"
It should be a C'han (Zen) Poem, shouldn't it?
You can give it lots of meanings (mostly wrong , as Zen is experience, not
To me, however it might imply that who posted it perhaps feels he knows the
truth much better than others.
Another Zen guy, Fumon (1302-1369), wrote:
No one knows the last word..."
Ok, Ok, don't time-out me, I know I have to stop it here and now!!
"When they hear of the Way,
The highest minds hurry up to practice it;
The average minds think about it
They sometimes feel it real and sometimes not;
The lowest minds laugh at it.
If they did not laugh at it,
It would not be the Way."
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