A Monk Said To Joshu, "Your Stone Bridge Is Widely Renowned, But Coming Here I Find Only A Heap Of Rocks.
A monk said to Joshu, "Your stone bridge is widely
renowned, but coming here I find only a heap of rocks."
Joshu said, "You see only the stones and not the bridge."
The monk said, "What is the bridge?"
Joshu said, "What do you think we are walking on?"
A monk said to Joshu, "I have just entered this monastery.
Please teach me." "Have you eaten your breakfast?...
Joshu is my favorite Zen Master. It is said that a monk once asked him, To be holy - what is it like?
Joshu replied, To dump a mountain of shit on a clean plain. -- Disk Sutphe...
One day it was announced by master Joshu that the young monk Kyogen had reached an enlightened state.
Much impressed by this news, several of his peers went to speak with him....
Joshu asked the teacher Nansen, "What is the True Way?
Nansen answered, "Every way is the true Way." Joshu asked, "Can I study it?...
I was walking across a bridge one day, and i saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off.
o i ran over and said "stop! don't do it!" "Why shouldn't I?...
A master was asked the question, "What is the Way?" by a curious monk.
"It is right before your eyes," said the master. "Why do I not see it for myself?...
Some professors asked a monk to lecture to them on spiritual matters.
The monk ascended a podium, struck it once with his stick, and descended....
A student said to the chief monk, "Help me to pacify my mind!
The chief monk said, "Bring your mind over here and I will pacify it....
A monk, taking a bamboo stick, said to the people, "If you call this a stick, you fall into the trap of words, but if you do not call it a stick, you contradict facts.
So what do you call it?" At that time a monk in the assembly came forth....