A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
Just sat down to read this and was about to take a sip of coffee before I replied and... my coffee cup is not here. Where is it? Um, silence has no coffee for it, but my tongue needs it still, as do my fingers. Off to find it!