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These are zenish short stories merrily modified from various sources such as:

Radical Zen

An intriguing book with many items about and attributed to Joshu.

Understand Me

A zen master was teaching a class. One fidgety student was bored and gradually got irritated, because he had decided he couldn't grasp the ideas. This is not surprising since zen is not something to grasp. After all, when one asks "How do you carry zen?", the answer is often "in your empty hand." In any case, such koans were not something this student wanted to deal with, so eventually he spoke out in frustration: "I can't understand a thing you are saying.

Zen Comics

Truly an excellent way to encounter zen, these cartoons present many of the koans delightfully!