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« on: December 19, 2008, 01:51:47 PM »
Shogen assked:

Why does the enlightened man not stand in his feet and explain

Shogen also said:

It is not necessary for speech to come from the tongue!

Mummon's Comments:

Shogen speaks plainly enough, but how many will understand?
If anyone comprehends, he should come to my place and test
out my big stick.  Why, look here, to test real gold, you must
see it through fire!

If the feet of enlightenment moved, the great ocean would overflow!
If that head bowed, it would look down upon the heavens!
Such a body has no place to rest.....
Let another person continues this poem!

(Source: Gateless Gate. Nyogen Senzaki. Penguin, London.)

Arunachala Siva.