Originally Posted by Aminka Ozmun
My boyfriend's favorite Zen parable:
Master has tea and biscuits with disciples. Master throws fan at one, shouting, what's that? Disciple catches and fans self; master says, good, good! Master throws other fan at other disciple, shouting, what's that? Other disciple catches and serves master biscuit with fan; master claps, good, good!
Translation: nothing is a distraction from life, people simply take their life and live it as they see fit. And the "master", or "God", is pleased however you choose to use your life. There is no right way to live.