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By Stephen Mitchell

An individual comes into the Zen heart with a lighted cigarette, walks as much as the Buddha statue, blows smoke in its face, and drops ashes on its lap. you're status there. What are you able to do?” this can be a challenge that Zen grasp Seung Sahn is keen on posing to his American scholars who attend his Zen facilities. shedding Ashes at the Buddha is a pleasant, irreverent, and infrequently hilariously humorous dwelling checklist of the discussion among Korean Zen grasp Seung Sahn and his American scholars. inclusive of dialogues, tales, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, and letters utilizing the Zen Master’s real phrases in spontaneous, residing interplay along with his scholars, this publication is a clean presentation of the Zen educating approach to immediate dialogue” among grasp and scholar which, by utilizing astonishment and paradox, results in an figuring out of final truth.

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For when the universal affirmation which says ‘every man is just’ is true, the particular affirmation which proposes ‘some man is just’ is also true. But the privative particular negation which proposes ‘not every man is unjust’ agrees with the proposition which proposes ‘some man is just’. Therefore the privative particular negation will also agree with the simple universal affirmation. Therefore that privative particular negation ‘not every man is unjust’ follows that simple universal affirmation ‘every man is just’.

So here there are two predicates and one subject. And perhaps someone might ask why he expressed it in this way: but when ‘is’ is predicated as a joined third thing. For it is not predicated as a third thing, but as a second; for there are two things that are predicated and one subject. But it was not meant as though ‘is’ in the proposition ‘man is just’ is a third predicate, but that it is joined as a third thing and is predicated. Therefore ‘third thing’ refers to ‘joined’. Even though in the proposition ‘man is just’ ‘is’ is joined as a third thing, it is not predicated as a third thing, but as a second.

Those who have said that the propositions arising from those in which ‘is’ is predicated as joined are more numerous than from those consisting of two terms, have clearly not understood the way in which a larger number of propositions always reduces to a more restricted and smaller number when combined. And so when he says that in propositions in which ‘is’ is predicated as a joined third thing, ‘third thing’ does not refer to predication but rather to order, as he himself says I mean, for example, ‘man is just’; I mean that ‘is’ is joined as a third thing, name or verb, in the affirmation.

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