A flash of fiction-Zen Fire

A young man heard about Zen methods. He went to a famous teacher to ask about it.

The old priest shouted during their conversation, “Is your hair on fire yet?!”

The young man was taken by surprise and asked, “How do I set it on fire? I have no match.”

The old priest said, more softly, “Friction.”

The young man left and vowed to wear only corduroy.

Advertisements
By NellaLou Tagged

4 comments on “A flash of fiction-Zen Fire

  1. Friction, indeed. New metaphor, with a new term – friction – on an elder, natural matter?

    Is there a friction produced of natural, emotive interaction, in light of the neutral natural mind? If there is, I think it is a natural part of being.

    Makes me feel more comfortable about my own corduroy pants

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s