The Subjugation of a Ghost
A young wife fell ill and was about to die. She told her husband,
Three months later, the widower met another woman and fell in love. They became engaged.
That was when the haunting began. Every night, the ghost of the dead wife would appear.
The man lost all peace of mind. His friends told him to seek the help of a Zen master.
After hearing the man’s dilemma, the Zen master said,
“What question is it?”
“Take a handful of soy beans in one hand and ask her exactly how many are there.”
That night, the ghost appeared.
“Yes. You are so smart. You know everything.
The ghost disappeared.
The man then realized that the ghost was a figment of his own imagination.
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