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The Daily Dharma – December 17, 2021

New Market Butcher Stalls from UK National Archives

Everything is Best

When Bazan was walking through a market he overheard a conversation between a butcher and his customer.

“Give me the best piece of meat you have,” said the customer.

“Everything in my shop is the best, replied the butcher. “You cannot find here any piece of meat that is not the best.”

At these words, Banzan became enlightened.

from 101 Zen Stories
As printed in Zen Flesh, Zen Bones