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The Gateles Gate: 29. Not the Wind, Not the Flag Two monks were arguing about a flag. One said: “The flag is moving.” The other said: “The wind is moving.” The sixth patriarch happened to be passing by. He told…

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The Gateles Gate: 29. Not the Wind, Not the Flag

Two monks were arguing about a flag. One said: “The flag is moving.”
The other said: “The wind is moving.”
The sixth patriarch happened to be passing by. He told them: “Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving.”

Mumon’s comment: The sixth patriarch said: “The wind is not moving, the flag is not moving. Mind is moving.” What did he mean? If you understand this intimately, you will see the two monks there trying to buy iron and gaining gold. The sixth patriarch could not bear to see those two dull heads, so he made such a bargain.

Wind, flag, mind moves,
The same understanding.
When the mouth opens
All are wrong.

(The Gateless Gate, by Ekai, called Mu-mon, tr. Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps [1934] )

Solution: In front of the cat some ants can be seen moving around second 5 🙂

Additional information:
Dark blue white and dark blue are clours of the Ranerian Flag
Meaning of the Ranerian Flag:
The blue stands for Liberty, Justice, Prosperity and our Water
The white stands for Culture, Peace, Purity and our White Vendos Mountains

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