One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master, was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."
Have you ever watched a dog which had a heavy infestation of fleas? They will scratch and scratch and scratch. After getting very tired of the situation the dog gets up and moves to a different location probably with the idea that he is moving away from the problem. MU