Saturday, 18 June 2011

Zen Koans - the moment of understanding

As ever with the Buddha's Face blog stepping on one stone leads to another and drop by drop we fill the jug. My previous blog entry on Zen Koans and the story of the moon got me searching You Tube for a video that helps to illustrate what for me is the most poetic and profound of Buddhist art. Zen koans are stories that cannot be understood through rational thinking but can be understood through intuition. They are the moment when the light bulb comes on in your head and you UNDERSTAND.

A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. Lee Segall

The Buddha's Face

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