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Nupepe emma
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Nupepe emma

I think, silence.

los
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los

It is the sound before you asked the question. And long after your question was forgotten.

joju
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joju

tap tap tap (keyboard)
click (mouse)

todaywiserthanyesterday
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todaywiserthanyesterday

It depends on what thing it hits first.
Or you can say you need two hands to clap, but that would be too narrow a definition of clapping, wouldn’t it?
But sorry, I’m not a zen person.

ol's one
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ol's one

How can I solve this puzzle? I cannot find the answer within the boundary of my knowledge, how can I describe the indescribable? I honestly say ” I do not know “.

le_fou_mauvais
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le_fou_mauvais

prakdrive
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prakdrive

According to Goatfondel’s theories the possibility is that it may or may not be a hand that is either clapping or is not.
Only when there is somebody in the forest to hear it does the possibility collapse, unless a tree is falling and then nobody can hear whether a hand (or not) is clapping (or not). So the usual sound of one hand clapping (or not) is loads of Philosophy students scratching their heads and saying “Whaaaaaat?”.
Hope this clears it up.

murphys_lawyers
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murphys_lawyers

its impossible to clap with one hand……… unless you think about clicking fingers
its smaller not as glorious but still………….
I tried

vick
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vick

i dont think words can describe how something sounds. don’t u agree? u just have to be there to here it

karlrogers2001
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karlrogers2001

Hold your hand up, now fold the fingers of that hand into the palm, as if you are clenching a fist without including the thumb, allowing the finger tips to touch the bottom of the palm.

Now open your hand again, fold it quickly and repeatedly, and there you have it: the sound of one hand clapping.

frostbitten
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frostbitten

Half the sound of two hands clapping.

The Armchair Explorer
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The Armchair Explorer

Anything, if you listen hard enough (good zen answer?)

crossstitchkelly
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crossstitchkelly

Silence if you follow the zen path, a slight tapping sound if you quickly fold your fingers against the palm of your hand.

Isis
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Isis

Does a dog have Buddha-nature?

Vicki
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Vicki

One hand clapping is not clapping. Therefore, you get silence. Because you’d be waving your hand in the air. DUH

Isabeline
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Isabeline

So you’ve been reading JD Salinger???

jared g
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jared g

rigpa?

David
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David

Take your right palm and move it towards someone elses open palm at speed until you make contact – That’s the sound of ‘one hand clapping’.

lovelylexie
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lovelylexie

Think it might be a metaphor inferring that some things cannot work alone. That is, two hands are needed to make a clap.
I could be entirely wrong.

kehkohjones
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kehkohjones

The sound of one hand clapping is silence. Ever hear of “The Sound of Silence”?