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Mark Foote
Post title: "Why Can't the Tail Pass Too?"
(May 4 2013 at 04:43 PM)

"Mumonkan: The Gateless Gate

Case 38, A Buffalo Passes The Window

Goso said, 'A buffalo passes by the window. His head, horns, and four legs all go past. But why can't the tail pass too?'

Mumon's Comment

If you make a complete about-face, open your eye, and give a turning word on this point, you will be able to repay the four kinds of love that have favored you and help the sentient beings in the three realms who follow you.

If you are still unable to do this, return to this tail

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