I recently came across the book Zen Is Right Here on one of our bookshelves. It is a collection of short stories and anecdotes about Zen master Shunryu Suzuki. The pieces are rarely longer than a paragraph each. Some are quite profound while others are just plain funny. I started carrying it with me and sneaking quick reads here and there. Here are a few examples,
A student asked in dokusan, "If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?" Suzuki Roshi answered, "It doesn't matter."