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A new koan


Thought I might share this here for anyone into Zen koans.  I came up with this one myself.

A monk approaches his teacher with a beautifully wrapped gift and presents it.  The teacher opens it only to see that there is nothing inside.

"Its empty" said the teacher.

"I know" replied the student "the emptiness IS the gift, but I needed something to put it in."

I like.  It is spiritually significant but also humorous, so perhaps you should also add it to the transgender jokes thread, which is currently at:

Re: Trangedner humor

but which I hope will be moved to the Humor forum.


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