More Zen Koans

More Zen Koans

Here are 5=more Zen Koans

1; The Zen master pours all visitors he meets a cup of tea .He keeps pouring till the cup overflows without stopping ,till the visitor shouts "It is overfull no more will go in"

"Like this cup" the Master said " you are full.of opinions and speculations . How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup "

2: The Zen Master said ' I do not ask you about 15 days ago. But what about 15 days hence" Answer "Every day Is a good day"

3: "How  can we escape the cold and heat ? "Why not go where there is no cold and heat?" "Is there such one may ask?""When cold ,be throughly cold,when hot be through and through"

4: A Zen master said "The world is vast and wide .Why do you put on your robes at the sound of bell?"

5: One day Banzan was walking through a market .He overheard a customer say to the butcher " Give me the best piece of meat you have" "Everything in my shop is the best " replied the butcher " You can not find any piece of meat that is not the best " At these words ,Benzan was enlightened