October 29, 2010

Koan Study: A Good Robe

A young monk came running up to his teacher, “Master Li, have you heard? The temple in the village has burned down! Master Ghozan was inside. He was in such deep concentration while meditating, he did not notice the fire and he has died. What amazing powers of meditation!” exclaimed the student. Master Li replied, “That fool, he ruined a perfectly good robe!”