Saturday, May 17, 2014

Broken Koans

There's an East-meets-West-meets-snark quality to these.  For example:
Hui Neng once approached a student who was sitting in meditation. "Why do you spend so much time sitting?" he asked. "Because I want to become a Buddha," the student replied.
At this, Hui Neng picked up a brick tile from the floor, and began rubbing it with his robe.

"Why are you doing that?" asked the student. "Because I want to make a mirror," Hui Neng replied.

"But Master," said the student, "no amount of -- oh, wait, I get it! Very funny, very funny."
This one was pretty funny, too:
A student attempted to write an app to interpret the I Ching, but the app did not work. Approaching the master, the student asked, "Does the PolyLine object have Buddha Nature?" And the master spoke with wisdom of RoundRects and filled regions. The student said: "Now I understand Bresenham's Algorithm."

At this, the master unplugged the student's computer.


Old NFO said...

Good ones... LOL And a TIME SINK! :-)

LSP said...

You know the old saying, "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill it."

armedlaughing said...

Broken Koans are difficult to use to eat Rice Dream...


newrebeluniv said...

At this, the master unplugged the student's computer.