Zen

Why do you violate the five precepts?

Master Woon-moon asked one of his students, “Where are you coming from?” The monk answered, “I am coming from the tower after praying to it.” Woon-moon said, “You are teasing me.” The monk said, “I mean it. I actually prayed to the tower.” Woon-moon said, “Why do you violate the five precepts?”

Student: “Why did the Master say that the monk was telling a lie even though he wasn’t?”

Master: “Because the monk was not aware that he had actually done a good thing.”

Commentary:

The wise do not blame the foolish for their foolishness since they have compassion for the foolish.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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