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The Zen Master Smiles

The Zen Master Smiles, Saying This

“If you do not cut off the mind road,

then you are a ghost clinging to bushes and grasses,” 73 more words

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Zen Koan Nursery Rhyme

Zen Koan Nursery Rhyme

A flavor, a favor,

a drunken old Zen Master.

I put a koan in my bowl

and on the way I solved it. 30 more words

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The Zen Master's Take

The Zen Master’s Take on the Majjhima Nikaya

People throw all manner of clean and unclean things

into rivers like the Connecticut River,

yet the water is neither troubled nor repelled nor disgusted. 162 more words

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The Three Vehicles of Buddhism

“I’ve ridden all three vehicles. . . ”

“I’ve ridden all three vehicles,”

reminisced the Zen Master.

“My bicycle ride was very slow,

bumpy and sweaty. 33 more words

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The Zen Master's Breakfast

The Zen Master’s Breakfast

Why do so many Indian words

sound, in English, like breakfast cereals?

Samsara,

Ninanes,

Shandhas.

Samsaras—existence to existence,

the breakfast of champions. 52 more words

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The Perfect Zen Mind

“The perfect Zen mind”

The perfect Zen mind
would be constantly aware,
but there’s no such thing
as the perfect Zen mind
is there?

-Dick Allen
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Review: Zen Master Poems by Dick Allen

Zen Master Poems (New Wisdom Poems Book 1) by Dick Allen

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