One day Will Rogers was talking to a Zen student at the boundary between the monastery and the Wild West. Each was leaning against the fence from his own side, and they were talking about things.
After awhile the Zen student, impressed with the humor and deep humanity he sensed in Will Rogers, said "I think you're not far from Buddahood".
And Will Rogers replied, "Yep, just the fence here between us."
Some professors asked a monk to lecture to them on spiritual matters. The monk ascended a podium, struck it once with his stick, and descended. The academics were dumb-founded. The monk asked them, "Do you understand what I have told you?"
One professor said, "I do not understand."
The monk said, "Then I have concluded my lecture."
Another professor said, "We will not pay you for this lecture."
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