May 30 2012

Zen and the Art of

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I can’t remember if I read / heard this as a Zen parable, or as something from the Surrealists / dada movement.

Either way, its the same:

The student asked the master, “what is Zen?” (or art, if I have my sources mixed up).

The master kicked a ball into the air.

The student picked up the ball, and kicked it into the air, and said

“This is Zen?” (art?)

The master replied:

“No, that is imitation.”

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