Category: Zen Tales

Zen Stories is a 1919 compilation of Zen koans including 19th and early 20th century anecdotes compiled by Nyogen Senzaki, and a translation of Shasekishū, written in the 13th century by Japanese Zen master Mujū (literally, “non-dweller”). The book was reprinted by Paul Reps as part of Zen Flesh, Zen Bones.

Finding a Diamond on a Muddy Road

No Loving – Kindness

Great Waves

If You Love, Love Openly

A Cup of Tea


The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

Is That So?


A Buddha

Stingy in Teaching

A Parable

The Story of Shunkai

Muddy Road

Happy Chinaman