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    The Answer

    The answer is never what you expect. The answer is the answer. One says blue or maybe green. And that's the answer. That's it. It's never what we expect. People are exactly how they are. We might want the world to conform to our likes and dislikes, but that's not how it is. Whatever you expect from someone will get turned around in Zazen/Zen. People are what they are. What can you expect? Nothing. This person sits. That person sits, and all the crowd sits. How can you expect? And that's how it goes. This person writes, while that person types. Someone is raking the leaves, and a boy is yelling wolf!!

    What do you expect?

    Gassho

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    Re: The Answer

    Quote Originally Posted by will
    The answer is never what you expect. The answer is the answer. One says blue or maybe green. And that's the answer. That's it. It's never what we expect. People are exactly how they are. We might want the world to conform to our likes and dislikes, but that's not how it is. Whatever you expect from someone will get turned around in Zazen/Zen. People are what they are. What can you expect? Nothing. This person sits. That person sits, and all the crowd sits. How can you expect? And that's how it goes. This person writes, while that person types. Someone is raking the leaves, and a boy is yelling wolf!!

    What do you expect?

    Gassho
    Hello Will
    Is it necessary to ask a question to receive an answer? If we inquire is it possible to not expect an answer?
    Gassho Shogen

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    Re: The Answer

    Hello Will
    Is it necessary to ask a question to receive an answer? If we inquire is it possible to not expect an answer?
    The answer is just the answer. I mean. That's it. You ask a question you get an answer. You don't even need to expect one. That's the way people work. Or perhaps the great Zen master "whoever", might say nothing.

    "You do not yet know the nature of the wind" the master replied.
    "What is the nature of the wind?" the student asked

    The master fanned himself.

    The student bowed.

    Gassho (new morning. Time for Zazen)

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    Re: The Answer

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