Koan in D minor
The student approached his Zen master Omo with reverence. "Oh, master! How is the initiate to prepare himself for the world to come"? The master said, "Omo, there is no knowledge, no thought, indeed it is not to be found, no world. So prepare".
The master gave of his most precious treasure in these words, in absence of dualism and of the knowledge of good and evil which is itself evil he gave an absence of thought, which, blessed in its own simplicity, caused him to become puffed-out and extinguished like the lone candle.
What fool lit it?
Zen, no Zen, or unZen, the unthought was replete with sacrilige. And D minor is Rachmaninov's key, anyway.
- Oddball, Koan in D minor, from Chromatic Conceit