Sound of the Rain.

Ching Ch'ing,
a Chinese Ch'an master,
asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:

-Sentient beings are upside down,
they lose themselves in pursuit of things.

The monk asked:

-What should I do?
Ching Ch'ing replied:
-I am the sound of the rain.


Sophia said…
I love koans. They used to confuse me but it seems this year I've started to understand them.