One day, when the brilliant Chinese Cha'n master Chao-chou was sweeping the court of the monastery, a man asked him:
-Ch'an monastery supposed to be clean and pure. Why is there dust to sweep?
Posted on Dec.24.2007 @ 07:28AM EDTby______
on Christmas Eve in the morning
They lighted in the road and played pass the sloe for minutes, before one stepping forward, and with a little bow, said, "I am the Crow of Christmas Past." A second, too, skipping forward, and with a nod, said, "I am the Crow of Christmas Future." Together,the pair stepping back with a flourish, and in unison saying, "This is the Crow of Christmas Present", who shimmying forward, cocked his head and not making a sound, saying, "Cock-a-doodle-doo."