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The sound of the rain needs no translation

I had a discussion with a great master in Japan, and we were talking about the various people who are working to translate the Zen books into English, and he said, “That’s a waste of time. If you really understand Zen… you can use any book. You could use the Bible. You could use Alice in Wonderland. You could use the dictionary, because the sound of the rain needs no translation.”

~ Alan Watts ~

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3 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Power of Positive Thoughts and commented:
    This is the best decription that I have ever seen about the true essence of Zen. Lovely!

    December 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  2. Beautiful.

    December 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  3. ralphbuttler

    Reblogged this on Auf dem Dao-Weg.

    December 13, 2013 at 1:03 am

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