In the south west of China in very ancient times it was a frequent Zen tradition (or Cha’an as it is there known ) to balance ants on an upturned piece of wood.
This being Zen – the practice was delicate. The ants would be collected in the woods around the monastry. The woods were filled with mushrooms, and pine needles and frequent passings of deer for the monks to look at and admire in their entirely present way. Read the rest of this entry »