The Zen of Zaus

The Great Work was known to have been a Zen Master.  Some of his words however have been slightly altered as it was thought the Hoi-polloi would not understand the original, and true meaning.  The acknowledgement of zen master Sêng-chao/Sõjõ – ‘Heaven and earth and I are of one root, the ten thousand things and I are of one substance’, was originally spoken by Zaus as ‘I Am All-I Am Zaus’ when asked the question “Master, where does the universe begin?”   Sêng-chao/Sõjõ decided this was not in the best interests of all to learn.  I believe he was punished by a cuff across the back of the legs.

When asked the question ‘What is the sound of one hand clapping?’, Zaus answered ‘The sound of one paw clapping, is the sound of one paw slapping an apes head’.  Animal lovers should not worry.  The ‘ape’ Zaus referred to is us.  This author finds these little snippets fascinating and more will be posted when a need for calm is necessary.  Remember… Do not speak, unless it improves on silence… meaning ‘Keep quiet ape, I’m thinking’.

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