A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like." The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a … Continue reading Parable of the spoons
The little child whispered, "Goddess, speak to me." And a meadowlark sang. But the child did not hear. So the child yelled, "Goddess, speak to me!" And the thunder rolled across the sky. But the child did not listen. The child looked around and said, "Goddess let me see you." And a star shone brightly. … Continue reading Goddess are you real?
A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk. “Monk,” he barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience, “teach me about heaven and hell!” The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain, “Teach you about heaven and hell? I couldn’t teach you about anything. You’re dumb. You’re … Continue reading What is heaven: A Zen parable