The Ten Bulls
In the twelfth century, the Chinese Zen master Haikon drew
and wrote this wonderful parable of the ten bulls as an aide
to enlightenment for Zen students. Zen enlightenment is as
consciousness, and knows not the concepts of time, but a man
seeking enlightenment must tread within time - and so Zen
for him must also recognise that it is through progressive
steps of awareness that he gets closer to enlightenment.
illustrations are contemporary, but we don't know where they originally came from to be able to credit them.