The Emperor asked Master Gudo, “What happens to a man of enlightenment after death?”
“How should I know?” replied Gudo.
“Because you are a master,” answered the Emperor.
“Yes sir,” said Gudo, “but not a dead one.”
Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been
on his mind. “Exactly how do you help people?” he inquired. “I get them where they can’t ask any more
questions,” the Master answered.