|Welcome to Bones' UO-ZEN Stories section! Most of the proverbs, sayings, and stories below are adaptations of various zen sayings or other quotes taken from various sources. Some are actually my own creations. May you all achieve Satori in UO, and enjoy!|
"What is that?" asked Lord British.
"Wild Dragons" replied Lord Blackthorne.
"Where have they gone?"
"They've flown away" Blackthorne said.
Lord British twisted Blackthorne's nose, and when Lord Blackthorne cried out in pain, British said, "When have they ever flown away?"
Lord Blackthorne said, "It illustrates the virtue of spirituality."
Nystul said, "Then you still don't understand the late king's meaning."
Blackthorne said, "If you don't agree with me, bring me a stick of incense." Nystul did so, and Lord Blackthorne lit the incense and said, "If I do not understand the late king's meaning, then I won't be able to pass away while this incense is still burning." So saying, he sat down and died.
Nystul patted him on the back and said, "As far as dying seated or standing is concerned, you're not lacking. But as far as Lord British's virtues, you haven't even dreamed of seeing them."
"He lacks nothing."
Lord Blackthorne came down from his seat, slapped Chuckles, then pushed him away. Chuckles was stunned and stood motionless.
Heckles, who was watching from nearby, said "Chuckles, why do you not bow?" At that moment Chuckles attained great enlightenment.