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    GB
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    The MBB raised his finger whenever he was asked a question about Six Sigma. His BB Candidate (BBc) began to imitate him in this way. When anyone asked the BBc what his MBB had taught about, he would raise his finger.
    The MBB heard about the BBc’s mischief. He seized him and cut off his finger. The BBc cried and ran away. The MBB called and stopped him. When the BBc turned his head, the MBB raised up his own finger. In that instant the BBc was enlightened.
    When the MBB was about to pass from this world, he gathered his students around him. `I attained my finger-Sigma,’ he said, `from my MBB, and in my whole life I could not exhaust it.’ Then he passed away.
    MBB’s comment: Enlightenment, which the MBB and BBc attained, has nothing to do with a finger. If anyone clings to a finger, all was for naught. 

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    #178536

    Nolan
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    Waiter! I’ll have whatever he’s having.

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    #178537

    Taylor
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    Make it a double

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    #178542

    MrMHead
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    I think hbgb landed that pharmacutical job mentioned in the “Stevo” thread!

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    #178544

    GB
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    hee hee…I wish!
    Nope, just here, working for the man…sharing some Koan goodness.  Adapted an old Koan for the 6S realm.
    Any other Koan’s out there?

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    #178545

    MrMHead
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    Well after a google and a wiki:  “generally containing aspects that are inaccessible to rational understanding”
    I believe my son is into Koan – I seldom grasp his story telling, though the characters are more along the lines of Pikachu and Mario.
    However, this strikes home:
    “One of the most common recorded comments by a teacher on a disciple’s answer is: “Even though that is true, if you do not know it yourself it does you no good.” The master is looking not for an answer in a specific form, but for evidence that the disciple has actually grasped the state of mind expressed by the kôan itself.”
    How often do you hear someone regurgitate an answer or statement and wonder if they really know what they are talking about.  Or better yet, you Do know, ask a question, and see the deer in headlights!

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    #178549

    Nolan
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    I hear you but I don’t think I get it.

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    #178551

    Mikel
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    What is the sound of one GE BB talking?

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    #178559

    GB
    Participant

    Well said!

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    #178671

    GB
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    A Black Belt Candidate told his MBB: `I have just entered the Six Sigma Program. Please teach me.’
    The MBB asked: `Have you eaten lunch yet?’
    The BBc replied: `I have eaten.’
    The MBB said: `Then you had better wash your plate.’
    At that moment the BBc was enlightened.

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    #178675

    Taylor
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    Oh SOOO True

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