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Re: [Icehouse] Zendo rules

  • From"Jeff Wolfe" <jwolfe@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 9 Mar 2009 00:04:28 -0500
> I have a question fFor the zendo experts.
> Is it legal to have a Rule which can only have one valid koan?
> Example might be:
> "A Koan has the buddha nature if it contains exactly one blue pyramid
> standing up."  "A Koan has the buddha nature if it contains only 5
> complete red trees in a row."
> That seems a little overly specific, but probably legal ... ?

Having a rule with only one koan that has (or does not have) the
Buddha-nature is perfectly legal, although neither of your examples meets
that criterion.  For example, your first rule could be satisfied by a single
large upright blue, a single medium upright blue, or a single small upright

- Jeff

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