'Ummon-kan' | Case 08

08. DEAF

A monk asked Ummon, “What man on earth can understand Buddhism?” Ummon answered, “The outside post of the temple can understand it!” and with a “Kwatz!” added, “You dead toad!”

Comment: see the dead toad jump what is all this about insentients preaching buddhism any way

never mind about buddhism if you understand this understand ummon understand the outside post then you can understand ummon the outside post and buddhism any way

  press your ear against the post here hear someone humming   in the temple

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