Our limited experience with Zen-koan..(Under construction)
- One koan goes like this: "Does a dog have future / zen nature?" and one should not nipple at it.
- There a practical joke about a Zen master and a hot-dog stand. The master ask for "one with everything",
pays for the hot-dog and retorts to the hot-dog stand man "where is my change?!". This has nothing to do with
the joke above, or below it is.
- A zen-koan might only be explainable through an experience.
- Think of like this:
- You have a miss-behaving dog, in our case the animal's name is Winnie.
- You are somewhat beyond that is termed spirit-anger barrier.
- So the solution is to "command" the animal like we could do: "DOES A DOG HAVE
BUDDHA NATURE, Winne?! ", maybe while your hair will stand on end too..
- They don't have it because they are criminals.
- Another one is like this: "What is the sound of one hand clapping".
- That one was one nasty-easy piece.
- Normally when on hand is clapping it's due to the other one shaking your hand.
by all means doesn't mean that you have to use both hands when greeting someone always.
- Or vice versa.
- But let's say you greet some person in this manner (or he greets you) and you suddenly and simultaneously are aware of the Koan's meaning there instantly. BOOM; Satori, hands trembling, breaking out in sweat, etc. Or start laughing nervously..
- If you have other logical explanations to Koan do not hesitate to mail us. Especially if one can explain the following
one: "The answer to your problem is on a notice pinned to a tree."