The Silent Temple
Shoichi was a one-eyed teacher of Zensparkling with enlightenment. He taught his disciples in Tofuku temple.
Day and night the whole temple stood in silence. There was no sound at all.
Even the reciting of sutras was abolished by the teacher. His pupils had nothing to do but meditate.
When the master passed awayan old neighbor heard the ringing of bells and the recitation of sutras. Then she knew Shoichi had gone.