The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

The stone inside the mind

 
Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple
in the country. One day four traveling monks appeared and
asked if they might make a fire in his yard to warm themselves. While they were building the fire, Hogen heard them arguing
about subjectivity and objectivity. He joined them and said:
“There is a big stone. Do you consider it to be inside or outside your mind?”
One of the monks replied: “From the Buddhist viewpoint everything
is an objectification of mind, so I would say that the stone is inside my mind.”

“Your head must feel very heavy,” observed Hogen,
“if you are carrying around a stone like that in your mind.”

-Zen Proverb

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