Chop Wood, Carry Water, but by Hand or Machine?

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water; after enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. This is well-worn Zen saying. The gist of it is that just because you’ve become enlightened doesn’t change what you do. I like chopping wood, so let’s get my bias out of the way right up front. Let’s compare the splitting of a … More Chop Wood, Carry Water, but by Hand or Machine?