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Re: [Icehouse] [Zendo] Rule clarification [rule against external references]

  • FromJK Grence <jkgrence@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 29 Jul 2011 13:21:52 -0700
You were correct. The light source is an external reference; the koan may no  longer be valid if you were to move the table.

On Jul 29, 2011, at 1:16 PM, Brian McCue <brianmccue22312@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The Zendo rules forbid external references, other than to the surface on which the pieces rest: BNs can't refer to, e.g.,  "a flat pyramid pointing North," or "the pyramid nearest the Master," or even "the pyramid nearest the edge of the table."
> Last night, a player wanted to know if the BN could be something like "the shadow of a large pyramid falls upon a small pyramid." I said no, on the grounds that it was a forbidden external reference, but then somebody asked what was external about it, and I had a hard time saying.
> Was I right anyway?
> Brian
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