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."
Posted on Dec.21.2012 @ 03:23PM EDTbynibble
As this finally is 21 December 2012 I guess it is nothing more to do than eat all leftover food and use the rest of the evening for repent and prayer. So long, it`s been swell and thanks for all the fish!