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Re: Mesozoic Dinosauria Systematics and Zen

At 14.34 23/10/02 +0100, you wrote:

> From: Stephan Pickering <stefanpickering2002@yahoo.com>
> 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
> long,
> 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 reasoning).
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:

"Great!  Great!
No one knows the last word..."

Ok, Ok, don't time-out me, I know I have to stop it here and now!!

                                        Silvio Renesto

_ "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."

                                (Lao Tzu)

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