Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chao-chou's Cow

Farm Boy milks cow every day
for 10,000 years.
Farm Boy goes to Zen temple,
bows to Master Chao-chou,
says, "I have big question."

Master Chao-chou shakes stick,
says "What is big question?"
Farm Boy says, "Does a cow have Buddha nature?"
Master Chao-chou shouts "Moo!

Farm Boy is enlightened and walks home.
Farm Boy sees cow, says, "Silly Zen master."

Farm Boy milks cow, drinks milk:
no problem.

ji bo

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