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  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... 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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