Zen gets an easy ride in my view. But when you think about it...... (please read this in a George Carlin accent)
What do they mean "drink tea from an empty cup" ??
is that the same as the christian "embrace your poverty/misery - it'll be better when yer feckin' dead" shite or what.
(Irish accent works too)
And when you are dead? what the christians get? heaven... or hell who cares, it's something at least.
Zen? they get "The ROARING SILENCE"!
Now the empty cup thing is starting to make sense.
And what about the sound of one hand clapping, you know what that is dontcha??
Na na not that ya dirty-minded heathens!
The sound of one hand clapping is your zen teacher slapping you on one side of your head and telling you loud and clear
"YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THE ANSWER! - LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE QUESTION!"
Mod - am new here, hope mild expletives are OK