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...
Our interest in Zen is to keep a natural, conscious watch on everything before, after and in-between. We lesson our suffering through the healing of attention. And we can learn from every experience, however momentary, by our physical and mental awareness in the now.