Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
Wondering if people in Zen Forums know that when you sit in zazen you should connect to the source... that which does not die... I think they are just watching their thoughts pass by... their thoughts come and go... so how can they connect to the source if they are busy with their thoughts... zazen is connecting to the source.. that which that does not die...LOL