Shoun became a teacher of Soto Zen. When he was still a student his father passed away, leaving him to care for his old mother.
Whenever Shoun went to a meditation hall he always took his mother with him. Since she accompanied him, when...
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.
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