Q. Should we call it honey cake or not?

A. One day a master cut a piece of honey cake into two before one of his students and asked him, “What should we call it? Should we call it honey cake or not?” The student said, “We can’t help but call it honey cake.” The master didn’t approve him.

Student: “What would you have said in the student’s shoes?”

Master: “I would have said, ‘Why do you ask me your father’s name, Sir?’”



How could he know his father’s name whilst not recognising his father?


©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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