What did you get from Joko? New York is famous for its bagels. Barry Magid April 4th 2009

The Blue Cliff Record, Case 30 Joshu's "Giant Radishes"

The Main Case

A monk asked Joshu, "I've heard you met Nansen in person! Is it true?" Joshu said, "Ch'in province produces a giant radish."

Verse

"Ch'in province produces a giant radish."
Zennists everywhere take an example.
If you only know the perennial,
How can you distinguish the white of the swan and the black of the crow?
Thief, thief! He snatched a zennist's nostrils.

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