Posted On 10 Jan 2018
This version of this classic Zen story is from T. P. Kasulus’s Zen Action Zen Person (The University of Hawaii, 1981).
(On Thursday evenings I lead a meditation group at a nearby prison. Usually, after two 35-minute rounds of fomal seated zazen, which are followed by walking meditation, I attempt to answer any questions and read a story. When I last read this story in that setting, at its end the men spontaneously broke into laughter and applause.)