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March 5, 2017

Give Him The Moon

Perhaps you’ve heard this one before…There once was a Zen master who lived a simple life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing in it to steal. The master came back and caught him. “You may have come a long way to visit me,” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.” The thief was flummoxed. He meekly took the clothes and slunk away. The master sat naked, watching the moon. “Poor fellow,” he mused, “I wish I could give him this beautiful moon.”