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What to Do About Noise

One day a student at the Cambridge Zen Center said to Seung Sahn Soen-sa, "I am disturbed by noise when I sit Zen. What can I do about this?" Soen-sa said, "What color is this rug?" "Blue." "Is it quiet or noisy?" "Quiet." "Who makes it quiet?" The student shrugged his shoulders. Soen-sa said, "You… Continue reading What to Do About Noise