People have ideas about Zen. Like, Zen is silent, simple, clear, no? Sometimes, NO!
Here’s a great story that made me laugh, borrowed from one of my favorite blogs, John Weeren’s About Zen:
A zen monk said: “There is nothing to talk about, nothing to find, nothing to grasp. All this talking is like barking at the moon. The moon will not mind. But all this trying to find is taking you nowhere. Trying to grasp is the whole problem. How simple!”
The other zen monk said: “Can you shut the hell up? I’m trying to meditate here.”
So true! Here’s a really strong, silent monk from Miyajima for your enlightenment: