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November 1, 2010

Koan Study: The Answer

A traveling intellectual stopped at the temple. He saw Master Li beating a drum. “You must be the famous Master Li. Can you teach me about the Tao?” asked the traveler. Master Li began beating a drum. “Excuse me, what is the secret of Tao?” the traveler repeated. Master Li remained silent and kept playing the drum. “What is the matter with you, are you deaf, I am asking you a question” the aggravated intellectual demanded. “And my drum is giving you the answer” replied Master Li.