September 06, 2009

Daily Dharma - The sound of one dog barking

Human beings understand too much. But what they understand is just somebody's opinion. Like a dog barking. American dogs say, "Woof, woof." Korean dogs say, "Mung, mung." Polish dogs say, "How, how." So which dog barking is correct? This is human beings' barking, not dog barking. If dog and you become one hundred percent one, then you know sound of barking. This is Zen teaching. Boom! Become one.

–Seung Sahn, from "Boom! An Interview with Zen Master Seung Sahn," Tricycle, Winter 1996

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One dog barking,
One tree falling,
One bear crapping, in the woods.
What does it all mean?
What do I do,
Where do I go,
Help me, help me Buddha!

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