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January 8, 2011

Koan Study: A Better Practice

A student who had been at the temple for some time had the reputation of being clumsy, often spilling tea, asking foolish questions, and fouling up simple tasks. Once, a temple priest asked Master Li why he was wasting his time with the student. “Do you not see his diligence above his ways? He practices Zen better than you and I put together priest” answered Master Li.