Gudo was the emperor's teacher of his time. Nevertheless, he used to travel alone as a wandering mendicant. Once when he was on his way to Edo, the cultural and political center of the shogunate, he approached a little village named Takenaka....
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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