THE STORY OF HOW WE GET TO ENLIGHTENMENT IS CHOP WOOD AND CARRY STICKS. There is a Buddhist saying that enlightenment comes as one chop wood and carries sticks. And after we reach enlightenment we continue to chop wood and carry sticks. The story is that the young monk was seeking enlightenment. So he sought out the elder monk to ask him how he would get to enlightenment. The elder monk told him to go chop wood and carry sticks….