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  There was an old woman in China who had supported a monk for over twenty years. She had built a little hut for him and fed him while he was meditating. Finally she wondered just what progress he had made in all this time. To find out, she... continue...

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THREE BLOWS OF STICK
Visitor:
Waddya think? Here's a try:
A zen monk approached the roshi of her retreat and asked:
"When sitting I should just sit. When eating I should just eat. What is it that decides to eat?"

What did the teacher reply?

CT:
Three blows of stick.

ChonTri 10/21/03


 



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