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...
Hello everybody! Like most of you I'm just a little bit interested in zen. I've been exploring zen teaching and practice on my own for about two years now out, but by no means do I consider myself anything close to a real zen practicioner. That said, zen has taught me a lot about myself without even me knowing it. These past two years have mainly been of frustration and struggle. I feel like I've walked thousands of miles but only gotten as far as an inch! Anyways I wanted to share and discuss an insight I've had about zen with anyone who wants to discuss.