If I ask you a where you are standing what will you answer? If I ask you where I am standing what will you answer? If I ask you a if we are standing in the same place and you answer yes a blow from the stick, if you answer no a blow from the stick, if you answer nothing a blow from the stick.
A reflection on Case 69 of Dogen’s Shobogenzo Koans (True Charma Eye)
If you go in search of the way, you may come across a sage. He will ask you why you seek it. If you answer, he will strike a deadly blow, if you do not answer he will strike a deadly blow. Grasp his arms and carry him with you.
A reflection on Case 73 of the Shobogenzo (True Dharma Eye) Koans
There are so many questions for which I have never gotten an answer. What, for instance, does one who is lactose intolerant cry over? If the rest is history, can’t we just stop now and read it later? And if every cloud has that silver lining, it has been well seeded, so why isn’t it raining? If you sleep on the left side of the bed, do you always get up on the wrong side? And when I answer your next question, I will start by saying “to be dishonest with you.” What will you do with that, Epimenides?