Thursday, November 02, 2006

Neurotic Substitution!

A novice of Zen had just finished raking the garden of the temple when a cat wandered onto the careful furrows of stone and deposited a mess. The novice, frustrated and annoyed, immediately picked up his rake to go and remove the mess, when his master said "Novice! Stay! The garden can absorb the mess. It is your mind which cannot."

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