Joshu began the study of Zen when he was sixty years old and continued until he was eighty, when he realized Zen.
He taught from the age of eighty until he was one hundred and twenty.
A student once asked him: “If I haven’t got anything in my mind, what shall I do?”
Joshu replied: “Throw it out.”
“But if I haven’t got anything, how can I throw it out?” continued the questioner.
“Well,” said Joshu, “then carry it out.”
E o zi goala. Azi sunt un sclav cu acte in regula. Azi nu mi se pun absente. Azi sunt de serviciu, stau si sun de pauza si de intrare. Nu ma gandesc la absolut nimic… Va trebui sa scap de nimic. Nu stiu cum, dar voi incerca. Ce zi speciala…