Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Zen story: Steal the Moon
Buddha Groove (blog.buddhagroove.com); Ashley Wells, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Zen Master Ryokan lived a life of simplicity in a cabin near the mountains. When he was away one night, a thief broke in only to find nothing worth stealing.
Just then Master Ryokan returned and seeing the burglar said: “You have travelled far to visit me! I can't let you return emptyhanded. Here are my clothes. Please accept them as a gift.”
The baffled thief took the clothes and ran away.