One day four Zen students vowed to sit in a room and spend the entire day in silence. As evening approached, the temperature dropped, and one of the students could not resist any longer.
“Boy, it sure is cold in here,” the first student remarked.
“Oh no, you broke your vow by speaking. Remember, we are not [...]
(Note: These Zen stories some times take many different forms, and change over time. I cannot seem to find the original source of this story. I first read this story likely 10-15 years ago, and it has stuck with me, but if someone knows, please email email@example.com and I will update this page accordingly. Thanks.)