It is too clear and so it is hard to see,
A dunce once searched for a fire with a lighted lantern.
Had he known what fire was,
He could have cooked his rice much sooner.
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, ed. Paul Reps, Tuttle.
Commentary: If you cook your rice with a candle, don't
complain about how long it takes to cook!
Nicklaus Suino teaches judo, jujutsu, and iaido at the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, home of the University of Michigan. He also offers judo seminars through www.artofjudo.com.