Yashita, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Edinus

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: “The mind, Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist. The true nature of phenomena is emptiness. There is no relaization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity. There is no giving and nothing to be received.”

Edinus, who was smoking quietly, said nothing. Suddenly he whacked Yashita with his bamboo pipe. This made the youth quite angry.

“If nothing exists,” inquired Edinus, “where did this anger come from?”