A Frenchman asked a Zen master a question .
“ What is Zen ? ”
Instead of answering, the Zen master replied with a question of his own.
“ What do you do when your body is dirty ? ”
The Frenchman replied.
“ I take a shower or bath. ”
The Zen master inquired further.
“ What do you do when your mind feels dirty ? ”
The Frenchman couldn’t answer.
The Zen master said.
“ You do Zen meditation . When you quiet your body and your breath, your mind becomes clear. ”