i actually never liked that story, i 1st came across it years ago, from the korean side of the story and it was made out as if the zen guy was oh so much more enlightened than the tibetan. but really all it was was a zen guy speaking zen talk to someone who doesnt speak zen talk. being from texas i've seen this sort of thing where you get some white guy who thinks he's oviously better than any mexican and his proof will be that some mexican he comes in contacct doesnt understand english, not even when he speaks it louder and slower. nevermind that the mexican man may be a brain surgen on holiday in the states, he cant speak english, therfor he's an idiot and the white guy is the superior.
Actually i dont like your story as i am a white guy living in texas with a mexican girlfriend. I never see myself as superior and i never see any issues with race here in San Antonio the largest hispanic city in the country.
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah