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  Posted on Aug.10.2009 @ 11:40PM EDT by chontri
Accept my words only when you have examined them for yourselves;
do not accept them simply because of the reverence you have for me.
Those who only have faith in me and affection... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: CASE 38. THE GATELESS GATE
vertical line Posted on Jan.01.2018 @ 11:22AM EDT by Enver m.
CASE 38. GOSO'S BUFFALO

Goso asked, "A water buffalo goes out of his "enclosure." The head, the horns, and the four legs go through, but why doesn't the tail, too?"

Mumon's Comments:If you can open your one eye (to the question) and say an awakening word, you will be able to repay the Four Obligations and help the Three Bhava being saved. If you still have not gotten it, take a close look on the tail and awake yourself.

If the buffalo goes through, he will fall into the abyss,
If he retreats into the enclosure, he will be butchered.
This little bit of a tail,
that is a strange thing indeed! 


A koan which i raised some before.

Any comments?
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.01.2018
06:48PM EDT 
vertical line Wop-bop-a-loop-bop-a-wham-bam-boom
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.02.2018
12:34AM EDT 
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vertical line I'm at step one.And all i need is to understand the zazen mind and put it all along the day.

I am the greatest of all times!
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.02.2018
03:36AM EDT 
vertical line De devil in de tail.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.04.2018
05:53AM EDT 
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vertical line Goso's Cow Mumonkan Case 38
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.04.2018
10:50AM EDT 
vertical line Parp!
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Reply from Enver m.
Feb.15.2018
11:47AM EDT 
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vertical line i had more time to look into your posts.i think i understand you. you always run into the other pole.

while i speak for the future.my heart beats for the future!
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Reply from Enver m.
Feb.15.2018
11:53AM EDT 
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vertical line i understand them now why do they call; the mind's eye
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Reply from Phil Space
Feb.17.2018
05:24AM EDT 
vertical line eh? Just watch out for leakage.
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