One day, at the Guanyin Temple, in the midst of breakfast, a monk came to the abbot Zhaozhou and said: “I have recently become your disciple in this Temple. Please guide me with your teachings, master.”
Zhaozhou asked the monk: “Have you eaten your porridge?”
The monk replied: “Yes, I have eaten.”
Zhaozhou then said: “Then go wash your bowl.”
For some strange reason, I got all choked up and teary upon reading this.