Beloved Zorba the Buddha,
When Koko, a disciple of Joshu, went to see Master Hogen, he was asked where he had been recently.
“With Joshu,” he answered.
Hogen asked, “I have heard about Joshu and the oak tree; isn’t this so?”
Koko said, “It is not so!”
Hogen commented, “But everyone says that when a monk asked about the meaning of Daruma’s coming from the West, Joshu answered, ‘The oak tree in the front garden.’ How can you say it was not so?”
Koko replied, “My master said nothing of the kind! Please do not insult the late master.”
Hogen commented, “Truly you are a lion’s cub!”
On another occasion, a man said to Koko, “All my life I have killed cows and enjoyed it; is this sin or not?”
“It is not,” said Koko.
“Why not?” the man asked.
“One killed, one given back,” was Koko’s answer.
One wonders whether we are living in a sane society, or everybody has gone bananas…?
Ronald Reagan has been trying to kill Colonel Qaddafi all these years he has been in power, for no reason at all. Libya is a small, poor country. A few months ago, President Ronald Reagan attacked Libya, and destroyed two houses in which Qaddafi sometimes lives – most of the time he lives in the desert in a tent. But Ronald Reagan killed his daughter and destroyed his houses, for no reason at all.
Just now – this is the last week of his power, but he could not resist the temptation to attack Libya again. He has brought two warships, great carriers; they are standing just close to the shore of Libya, with dozens of fighter planes just waiting for a signal to attack.
Libya simply wanted to see whether they were standing in Libya’s territory or in the international ocean. Two jet planes had gone just to look, and they were still inside Libya’s territory when the American warplanes immediately bombed the two jet planes of Libya.
The excuse that Ronald Reagan is giving is that Libya is making a factory for biological warfare. He is showing a picture which has been taken from the sky – that means he has already violated Libya’s territory; otherwise how could he get that picture?
And the most strange and wonderful and unbelievable thing is, Libya is just making a factory. It has not yet been completed, the building; nobody knows what is its purpose, and nobody asks. America decides that it is going to be a factory for biological warfare.
Even if it is going to be a factory for warfare, for biological attacks on other countries, America has the biggest factory like that in the whole world. Ronald Reagan should first destroy the great factory that America has, rather than destroying a poor country’s.
You will be surprised to know that President Ronald Reagan and his army chiefs have been denying the fact that they have been using a biological spray on American lands, just to test its potential in case there is a world war based on using destructive biological chemicals. And they have been denying continuously, for years, that it has any bad effect.