Just Go to Sleep
Gasan was sitting at the bedside of Tekisui three days before his teacher's passing. Tekisui had already chosen him as his successor.
A temple recently had burned and Gasan was busy rebuilding the structure. Tekisui asked him: "What are you going to do when you get the temple rebuilt?"
When your sickness is over we want you to speak there,said Gasan.
Suppose I do not live until then?
Then we will get someone else,replied Gasan.
Suppose you cannot find anyone?continued Tekisui.
Gasan answered loudly: "Don't ask such foolish questions. Just go to sleep."