朝三暮四

何謂朝三?狙公賦芧,曰:“朝三而暮四。”眾狙皆怒。曰:“然則朝四而暮三。”眾狙皆悅。
From Alan Gerard Wagner’s 2008 dissertation, Practice and Emptiness in the Discourse Record of Ruru Jushi, Yan Bing (d. 1212), a Chan Buddhist Layman of the Southern Song (p. 19)


The monk asked, “How can one transform the great earth into the Land of Ultimate Bliss, and return the true mind to the start of a vast eon?”
The Layman nodded and said, “Like this, like this.” Sitting upright, he passed away.

Zen masters are such assholes.

From Alan Gerard Wagner’s 2008 dissertation, Practice and Emptiness in the Discourse Record of Ruru Jushi, Yan Bing (d. 1212), a Chan Buddhist Layman of the Southern Song (p. 19)

The monk asked, “How can one transform the great earth into the Land of Ultimate Bliss, and return the true mind to the start of a vast eon?”

The Layman nodded and said, “Like this, like this.” Sitting upright, he passed away.

Zen masters are such assholes.

Lunchbox is my copilot.

Lunchbox is my copilot.

lareviewofbooks:


“Karaoke bars usually have a lot more than just karaoke going on.  Prostitution, drugs, bribery — they’re the Amazon.com of vice.”
Read more “Noir Visions of China’s Past and Present” at the China Blog.

lareviewofbooks:

“Karaoke bars usually have a lot more than just karaoke going on.  Prostitution, drugs, bribery — they’re the Amazon.com of vice.”

Read more “Noir Visions of China’s Past and Present” at the China Blog.

When men were men and buildings were giant cakes frosted in masonry.

When men were men and buildings were giant cakes frosted in masonry.

Melancholia

Melancholia

唯恐天下不亂.

唯恐天下不亂.

Collaborationists. 通敵分子.

Collaborationists. 通敵分子.

superlinguo:

I’ve had a few people send me links to this great Rap Battle on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the USA. Three ASL interpreters take turns to simultaneously interpret Wiz Khalifa singing Black and Yellow.

My favourite part is at the end, when all three join in simultaneously to sign the final chorus. Here you can really see the personal spin that each interpreter puts on the lyrics, switching signing hands and generally conveying the flow and rhythm of the song.

It’s a pity that at the same time Kimmel declares this the first Sign Rap Battle on the show, he also says it’ll probably be the last - it’s be great to see more of this, and more sign language in the media space more generally.

This is awesome.

(via wuglife)