Thursday, September 09, 2004

From medieval China:

Do away with your
Throat and lips,
And let me hear
What you can say.

- Shih-tou (700-790)

Wazzup with that?


Ann said...

Ya got me, man. Maybe it's about actions.

doug said...

Reminds me of the Tibetan Monks participating in a rather unusual monastery. The order had been reduced to 3 participants, each having sworn a vow of silence. However, each New Year’s Day one Monk on a rotating basis was given the opportunity to speak one short sentence. As they gathered for one particular years blab fest a Monk said "you are cooking the rice to long." The next year another Monk said "please do not leave the lid up on the poop bowl". Finally it was the last Monks turn to speak, "I can't stand all this complaining."