Eat When You Are Hungry

One day, a monk asked his zen master, “Master, how do you practice zen?”

The master replied, “When you are hungry: eat. When you are tired: sleep.”

“But master, is that not what everyone does, anyway?”

“Sadly, no. Most people entertain a thousand desires when they eat, and scheme over a thousand plans when they sleep.”

— Adapted from a Buddhist parable.

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