This Zen parable is for someone for whom I’ve been talking for a while.
A man once went to a Zen master and asked; ‘Master, I must seek liberation.’
The teacher asked, ‘Who binds you?’
The student answered; ‘I do not know. Perhaps I bind myself.’
So the teacher replied, ‘In that case, why seek liberation of me? In summer we sweat; in winter we shiver.’
And the student thought: ‘He is speaking of a secret place where our only problem is the seasons of the year.’