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Saturday, 28 September 2013

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him.

Are Buddhists prone to violent crime?
One of them has run amok,
In the DC Navy Yard this time.
At harmlessness they talk the talk,
But do not always walk the walk.

In the Tokyo subway Buddhist neds
Released a deadly gas.
I don't know why they wanted 
To kill folk off en masse.
It all seems rather crass.
The title is a famous Zen koan. Only a Zen master can understand what it means, apparently.

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