Meeting the Parrot Who Escaped from the Cage, He
Realizes He Must Pretend to Be Dead
Patriarch Bodhidharma walked on ahead; the
Dharma Master pursued him from behind. In his pursuit, he passed the
parrot who had gained his freedom through the help of Patriarch
Bodhidharma. Suddenly he understood, "Oh! That's what it's all about!
I have to play dead. I have to be a living dead person!"