When Gensha Shibi, a Chinese Zen master, and a general
were eating cakes together,
the general asked:
- What is it that's used everyday but not known?
The master handed a piece of cake to the general and said:
- Eat this...
When you begin to see yourself as a stranger in a strange land and belongeth not to the empire (all hail, ha ha ha) you find that you "render unto Caesar what is Caesars and unto God what is Gods." You begin to live the life interior upon which all manifestation plays out, yet on the outside "when in Rome do as the Romans do."