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.
ZAZEN MEDITATION GUIDE - Chapter 05. Garments for Sitting
Garments for Sitting You will not be comfortable with any kind of tight, heavy or hard fabric clothing when you sit in zazen. Therefore, any loose fitting garment made of fine, soft fabrics will be better in sitting. When you do zazen, wearing garment is much better than wearing nothing.