A Zen master was resting with one of his disciples. At one point, he took a melon out of his bag and cut it in two so that both could eat it.
While they were eating, the disciple said:
‘Wise master, since everything you do has a meaning, perhaps your sharing this melon with me is a sign that you have something to teach me.’
The master continued eating in silence.
The master said nothing. The disciple went on excitedly:
‘And since everything in life has meaning, I think I am close to finding the answer to that question: the pleasure is an act of love and interdependence between us, because without the melon there would be no object of pleasure and without my tongue…’
‘That’s enough!’ said the master. ‘The real fools are those who think themselves terribly intelligent and spend all their time trying to interpret everything. The melon is delicious, and that’s enough, now let me eat in peace!’
From the Book ”Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren – Volume 1″ by Paulo Coelho