Help with a Koan.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Yoksha, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. sochin101

    sochin101 Varied Mambo

    Soooo, maybe the idea wasn't to use the tub to catch the water, but the first part of a nice meal to take the monk's mind off his leaky roof?
    Starchy carbs are certainly a good idea when cold and wet.
    That's why you're the Zendog, apparently. :D
  2. Rochambo83

    Rochambo83 Martial Artist

    A tub full of water could not be carried out and emptied when it was full, a full basket can easily be carried out and emptied.
  3. sochin101

    sochin101 Varied Mambo

    Who said the tub was big? Perhaps it was a small tub. Maybe that's why there was displeasure. Perhaps the basket was full of small tubs?
  4. Grey

    Grey New Member

    Perhaps the monk that brought back the basket intended to use it to fix the leaking roof, instead of just catching the rain.

    A permanent solution to the root of the problem, rather than a temp fix?
  5. Botta Dritta

    Botta Dritta Valued Member

    The Tub would make a "clink clink clink" metallic echoey sound which would drive people nuts thus unable to meditate. The basket would have have dull absorbing sound, so they could return to contemplating oneness or something. A more enlightened person might quizzically raise an eyebrow and wonder how a 'master' with two students and basket and tubs to spare hasn't had time to fix the roof on the first place. After all he had all the secondary elements to divert the primary karmic cause.

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