Zen Koans Explained: "If You Love, Love Openly"

True story: I once—true story—knew a man who spoke to god. "God told me we're all just a tiny piece of dust on his shoe," the man said. True story. I was shocked!

The koan: "If You Love, Love Openly"

Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master.

Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote her a love letter, insisting upon a private meeting.

Eshun did not reply. The following day the master gave a lecture to the group, and when it was over, Eshun arose. Addressing the one who had written to her, she said: "If you really love me so much, come and embrace me now."

The enlightenment: "Uh... I don't know you, girl." The monk said. "Crazy ass bitch."

BAM! Eshun stood up and started reading out his sexts. "Thinkin bout u rn," she read. Loud as hell. "What u wearing rn?"

"That's enough girl, damn," said the monk. "Damn. Why you do that?"

Love is probably the answer.

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