Zen quotes about enlightenment


    Before and after enlightenment

    Before enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water. After enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water.


    The best piece of meat

    One day Banzan was walking through a market. He overheard a customer say to the butcher, “Give me the best piece of meat you have.” “Everything in my shop is the best,” replied the butcher. “You can not find any piece of meat that is not the best.” At these words, Banzan was enlightened.