history principles practice stories, books, media discussion forum organizations resources
zenguide.com logo
 
Saturday Aug 30 2014 12:28PM ET
º login º register º email º guestbook º printer friendly
grey dot
  The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story: One year on... continue...

z
.
e
.
n
menu left history menu spacer principles menu spacer practice menu spacer zen media menu spacer discussion forum menu spacer organization directory menu spacer resources  
login
  STORIES, BOOKS & MEDIA
» koans, stories & words   » zen readings   » recommended books   » book reviews   » art & prints   » audio, videos, DVD's
grey dot

JUST STANDING HERE
osted on May.02.2009 @ 09:58AM EDT by chontri

Zen monk often lived in mountains, therefore, sometimes passers-by seeing some man figures standing on the tops of the mountains.
They did not know what the man standing on the top of the mountain was doing for, and they wanted to know what he was doing there.
A man asked:
-What is the man standing on the top of the mountain doing for?
Another one said:
-I do not know, let's climb up there and ask him.
After a hard climbing, they reached the top and met the man who was standing there.
He was a monk. The first man then asked:
-Are you standing here to wait for some friend of yours?
-No.
The second one asked:
-You're standing here to have some fresh air, right?
-No.
The third one asked:
-So, what are you standing here for?
-I'm just standing here.

ChonTri 05/02/2009


 



SUPPORT ZENGUIDE.COM
If you are planning on purchasing any product from amazon.com, you can help us out by using the search box to the right or by clicking on this link to begin shopping.


Purchase posters, art prints, media (music CD & DVD)

buy this MONK IN SHAOLIN
by Isabel Munoz
Puchase this Item
More Art Prints & Media
Zen & Buddhism books
 
 
s
.
t
.
o
.
r
.
i
.
e
.
s
.
,
.

.
b
.
o
.
o
.
k
.
s
.

.
&
.

.
m
.
e
.
d
.
i
.
a
.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 zenguide.com - All rights reserved. °