How many Elephants in a blade of grass?

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aparantly this is a koan and koans can help people to reach satori, which sounds really cool, What’s your opinion?
I think there is an infinite, unmeasurable and ever changing number of elephants in every blade of grass.
“koans” are endless and unsolvable puzzles, given to trainee zen buddists to get them past the stage of rational thinking and into intuitive thinking, near an undescribable stage called “satori”

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simple simon

dont know


I hate to sound daft but i don’t know what you are talking about.

Ferdinand F

Well I just picked a blade of grass and there were no elephants in it. Then I picked another and there were two elephants. So I guess the answer is, it varies.


not a clue

soldier of fortune

not the elephant,not the grass but the mind

jeans suzy

True,there is a species of grass called Elephant
grass in Africa that is higher than them.
So too me your question has a ring of truth.


Yes, like this one:
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
“There is no sound, and if you seek to discover the sound, you have to accept that there is nothing. If you can accept the nothingness, then you have freed yourself from the need to intellectualize experience, and are free to be aware of existence.”*
*author unknown
So, to me, both elephants and blades of grass exist. We can see them and touch them. However, we can only picture them as co-occupying the same terrestrial space through intuition and imagination, rather than discerning that anomaly through the prism of reality.

midnight mysteries

the only thing inside of that one blade would be water and cells and such….not elephants…


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