This is based on my faulty memory but was written in a book as a supposedly true event witnessed by the author. A zen master answers the phone and the caller says "I want to kill myself!". The master cheerfully responds "Good! Do it!", and hangs up.
This presents a little bit of a stumbling block to my western way of thinking, which, of course, is what zen excels at. Western logic would try to make a judgement as to whether or not this was a good response based on the facts and the context in which it was given. Religious thought, on the other hand, hints that there is another way to perceive things that is not based on western logic. This seems to be the basis for the concept of "enlightenment" or the concept of being "born again". Do these two concepts mean the same thing?
Was the master's response a good one?