Monday, May 05, 2008

Which Quote is by Dogen, a,b,c?

I thought it might be fun to play a little game (and hopefully avoid getting my table kicked over)...

Three quotes--- Which one is by Master Dogen? A? B? C?

A. Seeking the Way
Amid the deepest mountain paths;
The retreat I find
None other than
My primordial home: satori!

B. Once you attain this state of suchness and attain the harmonious unity of activity and understanding possessed by the Buddha-patriarchs, you examine exhaustively all the thoughts and views of this attainment.

C. When Students of the Way are looking at sayings, you must exert your power to the utmost and examine them very very closely.

Thank you all!
Gassho,
Ted

4 comments:

Jordan said...

Definitely B,
A, and C, seem like I have seen something similar before though.


Here is one for you:

Who wrote this little ditty?

Yamabushi: Fuke monk, Where do you go?
Fuke Monk: where ever the wind blows me.
Yamabushi: And if there is no wind?
Fuke Monk: I will blow my own!

Take care,
Jordan

Jordan said...

FYI you need an all of the above choice here and on your poll.

Ted Biringer said...

Jordan,

That would make it too easy. Ha!

By the way. The correct response is, "All of the above."

I will try to get the sources up soon.

Take care,
Ted

Jordan said...

Yeah, I know.

Take care,
Jordan