Zen The Path of Paradox Vol 1 ~ 07

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event type discourse
date & time 17 Jun 1977 am
location Buddha Hall, Poona
language English
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shorttitle PARAD107
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Once upon a time there was a man standing on a high hill. Three travellers, passing in the distance, noticed him and began to argue about him.
One said, 'He has probably lost his favourite animal.'
Another said, 'No, he is probably looking for his friend.'
The third said, 'He is up there only in order to enjoy the fresh air.'
The three travellers could not agree and continued to argue right up to the moment when they arrived at the top of the hill.
One of them asked: 'O friend, standing on this hill, have you not lost your favourite animal?' 'No, sir, I have not lost him.'
The other asked: 'Have you not lost your friend?' 'No, sir, I have not lost my friend either.'
The third traveller asked: 'Are you not here in order to enjoy the fresh air?' 'No, sir.' 'What then are you doing here, since you answer no to all our questions?'
The man on the hill replied: 'I am just standing.'


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