Old Zen Master

Stories based on Buddhism with references to martial arts, music, chess and incidents in ordinary life.

The Old Zen Master by Trevor Leggett

At the beginning you have to take up a koan riddle. One such is this: ‘What is your true face before father and mother were born’. For one facing the turbulence of life and death, such a koan clears away the sandy soil and opens up the golden treasure which was there from the beginning, the ageless root of all things…