Zentraveler has a mind of stone!

The Stone Mind

Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple in the country. One day four traveling monks appeared and asked if they might make a fire in his yard to warm themselves. While they were building the fire, Hogen heard them arguing about subjectivity and objectivity. He joined them and said: “There is a big stone. Do you consider it to be inside or outside your mind?”

One of the monks replied: “From the Buddhist viewpoint everything is an objectification of mind, so I would say that the stone is inside my mind.” “Your head must feel very heavy,” observed Hogan, “if you are carrying around a stone like that in your mind.”

Source: Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

QUOTE: “War doesn’t determine who is right, war determines who is left.”
—— Chinese proverb

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