Painting by Xiang YeYoung
An old woman took care of a monk in a monastery for 20 years. The old woman always sent a young beautiful girl with food to the monk. One day the old woman told the girl to try and seduce the monk. “How do you feel?” the old woman asked. The monk said, “The feeling is like driftwood lying on a cold rock, and so cold, like three winters back to back.” The old woman said, “I wasted my 20 years taking care of an ignorant man.” They kicked out the monk and burned the monastery.
Translation by Xiang YeYoung and Siyi Evon