ZEN STORIES: “Mokusen’s hand”(about generosity, giving & receiving)

MOKUSEN’S HAND Mokusen Hiki was living in a temple in the province of Tamba. One of his adherents complained of the stinginess of his wife. Mokusen visited the adherent’s wife and showed her his clenched fist before her face. “What do you mean by that?” asked the surprised woman. “Suppose my fist were always like…

ZEN STORIES: “Is that so?”…

There was a zen master who enjoyed a good reputation in his community. One day the neighbors came to his door enraged and furious,

“Zen Lessons from the Dog World” (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Searching for Stillness:
Well, we are a few days in now from welcoming a new addition to the family, the four-legged kind, naturally. So I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce you all to Benny (he’s the black lad on the floor) and will be henceforth known as Benners, for the…

What is meditation? (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Inspiring Stories:
? ? ? A great Zen master who was sitting on the sea beach when a king happened to pass by. He had always wanted to see the master, but there was no time – the affairs of the kingdom and the worries and the wars… this was a golden…

Zen stories: “Perfect patience” (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Inspiring Stories:
Patrul Rimpoche was roaming the Tibetan mountains. One day he heard about a great hermit who had spent twenty years in a cave meditating on the Perfection of Patience. Desirous to meet such a saintly being, he went in search of his cave. Poking his head around the entrance, he…