One day at lunch, the disciples found that all
the dishes were made of tofu. Steamed tofu, boiled tofu, fried tofu, and
tofu soup. They asked the chef monk, "Why is there nothing but tofu on the
Chef monk asked in return, "Who was thinking of tofu recently?"
Four or five disciples admitted their thoughts were on tofu yesterday.
Chef monk said, "The Master often warned us: in the monastery, do not let
your thoughts wander carelessly. All day long the temple was receiving offerings