20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

When Truth Dawned : A Zen Tale Let us enjoy reading this Zen Tale of When Truth Dawned . Ryokan, the Zen teacher, was requested by his sister-in-law to come to her house and talk to her son. “He does no work, squanders his father’s money in wild […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

The End : A Zen Tale Let us enjoy reading this Zen Tale of The End. A young student of Zen happened to break a precious vase belonging to his teacher. When he heard his teacher’s footsteps, he quickly held the broken vase behind him. As the teacher […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

Sleepy Teacher : A Zen Tale Let us enjoy reading this Zen Tale of Sleepy Teacher. A schoolteacher used to take a short nap every afternoon. When his pupils asked him why he did so, he said that he went to dreamland to meet ancient sages. One extremely […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

Right Move : A Zen Tale Let us enjoy reading this Zen Tale of Right Move. The great Zen teacher, Benzei had many pupils. One day, one of them was caught stealing by his fellow-students and they reported him to Benzei. But he took no action against the […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

Overcoming Anger : A Zen Tale Let us enjoy reading this Zen Tale of Overcoming Anger. A Zen student said to his teacher, “Master, I have an ungovernable temper. Help me get rid of it.” “You have something very strange,” said the teacher. “Show it to me.” “Right […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

Making a Difference : A Zen Tale Let us enjoy reading this Zen Tale of Making a Difference . Ryokan was a Zen teacher of repute. One day a fisherman saw him walking on the beach soon after a storm. The storm had washed up thousands of starfish […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Handful of Answers : A Zen Tale Let us enjoy reading this Zen Tale of A Handful of Answers. A young student of Zen was going to the market to buy vegetables for the monastery where he was studying. On the way he met a student from […]

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