Zen

Do we eat raw vegetables or cooked ones today?

One day Master Jojoo asked a kitchen-steward monk who was in charge of cooking vegetables, “Do we eat raw vegetables or cooked ones today?” The kitchen-steward monk picked up some of them and showed them to the master.

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Student: “What did the kitchen-steward monk mean by showing the master some of the vegetables?”

Master: “He blamed the master for talking about worldly food while residing in a temple.”

 

Commentary:

Raw food or cooked food is not monastic food but worldly food.

 

©Boo Ahm

 

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

 

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