history principles practice stories, books, media discussion forum organizations resources
zenguide.com logo
 
Friday Oct 31 2014 10:16AM ET
º login º register º email º guestbook º printer friendly
grey dot
  Once upon a time, in a certain town there was a coffin maker who opened and was running a store where he sold the coffins he made himself to the customers in the neighborhood. The popuplation in the town increased day-by-day.

The... 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

WHERE IS THE WAY, SIR?
Yesterday evening there was some gentleman came to pay a visit to the d.o.m.. He looked so earnest to show the view he got of the Way. He could not wait and immediately said:
-I myself already know where the way is. Do you know where it is, sir?
The d.o.m. asked back:
-Where is it? Can you tell me, Sir?
-Yes! It is over your head!
-I do not think so.
-Why did you say that, sir? So, where is it, according to you?
-No, not according to me, Sir. Everybody knows that it is right under their feet, so they can walk naturally and freely. If it is over their heads, as you said, then they should walk by their heads, not by their feet. And if so, everything in this world would be upside down. Right?
-No! I did not mean that kind of way.
-Which kind of way did you mean, Sir?
-What I meant is the Big Way or Great Way?
-Oh! You meant some kind of High Way, right?
-Yes!
-You meant some high way such as the I-95. Right? There are lots of cars running really fast on it! Yes! The high way is really a great way. All the cars could run by their wheels, not by their hoods or tops! Sometimes I saw they were doing 85 miles or 90 miles per hour! Good speed! Good speed! [And they got speedy tickets, too!]
-Jesus Christ said: "I AM THE WAY!" Do you understand these words?
-If so, I shall walk on him.

the d.o.m.


 



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 ZEN GARDEN 2
by Anonymous
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. °