Sunday, December 17, 2017

Your Daily Zen Practice

One night Tanka, a Zen priest, stayed as a guest at an ordinary Buddhist monastery. There was no firewood in his cell. As the night was cold he went into the chapel, seized a wooden statue of Buddha, and chopping it up, made himself a comfortable fire. To him the idol was a mere block of wood. His indignant hosts took a different view. From Zen and Art, by Arthur Waley