On Finding Fault… | Taoist Story

Narrated by: Tara Brach

A Taoist master was sitting naked in his mountain cabin, meditating.

A group of Confucianists entered the door of his hut, having hiked up the mountain intending to lecture him on the rules of proper conduct.

When they saw the sage sitting naked before them, they were shocked and asked,

“What are you doing, sitting in your hut without any pants on?”

The sage replied,

“Within me is the entire universe. This little hut is my pants. What are you fellows doing inside my pants?”