Bring awareness to every action – The Fly on the Nose

A Zen master was sitting with some of his students after lunch and they were having a relaxed conversation. Just then a fly came and sat on the master’s nose. He waved his hand and it flew away. A moment later, he waved his hand once again.

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Zen is the way to life awareness

One of this students observed this and said, “Master, the fly had already flown away. I don’t understand why you waved your hand a second time.” The master was quiet for a moment and said, “The first time I waved my hand impulsively, without full awareness. So I repeated the act, this time with clear awareness.”

The students were amazed and inspired by their teacher’s commitment to living each moment with full awareness and clear comprehension.

Published by Vanaja Banagiri

Author, Editor, Poet, Art Promoter

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