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Posted in Zen by yoshizen on March 23, 2021

What I found something strange was, that the size of the nut spanner sold on the market starts from 4mm. = it’s very hard to get 3mm nut spanner, not mention 2.6mm or 2mm ! Whatever the size of nut, if its location was awkward to access, we need to use a particular tool to handle it.

And if it was not on the market, why not to make one by ourself. It’s just a notch on the end of a stick. How about to make a cut on an old spoon. It would be cost nothing still, it must fill the needs for the task.

So, I did spend 2 hours of cutting job, making a notch on the end of a spoon. Then, tighten 4 of the 3mm screws in a 5 minutes work. (I never did the same work before, and may not do the same kind again in my life.) You believe or not, to face this moment = once in one’s life while dealing with it by a kind of approach = once in a life, IS the ZEN. (Face your life as the only life in your life, as every moment is the only moment in your life. — So, Lord Buddha suggested Kisa Gotami to seek mustard seeds, and the Rinzai master asked a question expecting the answer of never heard before kind.) We don’t need to think anything but just see a spoon and cut a notch by filing, filing, filing down the tail of it, = was the ZEN. (To deal only with a real existence = not play with any abstract notion or imagination, but just deal it with a real action = You can not live your life while imagining it, but only with real action)

—– I woul d say, I did a good job. It’s great to have a spoon like this. This must be an only a spoon in the history, a kind which can tighten a nut as well. Ha Ha Ha. 😀


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  1. Violeta Martin said, on April 2, 2021 at 12:08

    Great job Yoshi, I love it!

    • yoshizen said, on April 2, 2021 at 19:12

      Thank you Violeta. In fact I had no choice but to make. 😀

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