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January 12, 2011

Koan Study: Direct Experience

One time a storyteller who was very famous came to the temple and asked to tell Tao fables to the students and Master Li. After he was finished, he asked Master Li his opinion. “All you told were worthless stories. What are your direct experiences with Tao?” asked Master Li. The storyteller stood silently. Soon after, he gave up his profession and became a student of Master Li’s.