Whoever Comes is the Guest


One day, the Master walked into the reception office and asked, “What kind of receptionist are you? You are not even aware that a guest has come in.” The monk in charge was puzzled, “That’s strange. Did someone sneak into the monastery?”

The Master said, “A chicken has gone into the Yun-Lai Hall. Don’t you know that?” The monk grunted, “But he didn’t come here to check-in.”