Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.
Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way...
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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