Brief Encounters with the Zen Master #1

Man: “My life sucks.”

Zen Master: “Your life is your creation.”

Man:”So you mean my life sucks because of what I did?”

Zen Master:”‘My life sucks’ is your perspective.”

Man: “You mean my life is awesome?”

Zen Master: “You could have that perspective if you chose.”

Man: “But you said that my life is my creation. Which is it – perception or creation?”

Zen Master: “What is the difference?