Katsu!

A monk was asked to discard everything.

“But I have nothing,” he exclaimed.

“Discard that too!” ordered his master.

(Swati Chopra, in Buddhism – The sound of one hand clapping) 

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Katsu! According to Swati Chopra’s article, “Rinzai was also famous for shouting Katsu!, a nonsensical word, as an answer to koans.”

Thanks to Babaloo Bonzai and Babaloo Bonzai’s Zen Soup for providing the link to this material.

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