Thursday, April 14, 2011

the best


When Banzan was walking through a market he over heard a conversation between a butcher and his customer.

"Give me the best piece of meat you have," said the customer.

"Everything in my shop is the best," replied the butcher. 
 "You cannot find here any piece of meat that is not the best."

At these words Banzan became enlightened.


from Zen Flesh Zen Bones
compiled by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki