Koan 1

How old is Buddha?


Which Buddha are you asking about?

How (in what way) is Buddha old?

How old is Buddha, at which point in Buddha’s life?

How old is Buddha now or at another time?

Isn’t Buddha now one day older than Buddha was yesterday?

How old is Buddha where, on Earth or someplace light years away?

How can Buddha be different in age than the everything of which the Buddha is just a facet?

How can we know how old is Buddha as all things are forever changing, including the Buddha’s age as we speak?

Buddha is as old as Buddha is, whatever that is.