The monks in the Zendo decided that they were going to plant a garden. They bought seeds of the most beautiful flowers they could find, planted them, and watered the soil, taking care to give the flower bed the perfect amount of sunlight and water. They would have the most beautiful garden ever!
One by one, the flowers grew, and each was more beautiful than the next. The monks were so proud of what they'd grown. A villager came by, saw their garden, and noticed that flowering weeds were all over the place. When he asked the monks why they hadn't pulled the weeds, they replied, "Because we never saw them."