Gateless Gate 7, Book of Serenity 39

Gateless Gate (Mumonkan, Wumenguan) #7
Book of Serenity (Shoyoroku, Congrong Lu) #39
Zhaozhou's "Wash Your Bowls"

A monk asked Zhaozhou, "I have just entered this monastery. I beg you, Master, please give me instructions."
Zhaozhou asked, "Have you eaten your rice gruel yet?"
The monk answered, "Yes, I have."
Zhaozhou said, "Then wash your bowls."

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