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January 3, 2011

Koan Study: A Drop Of Water

Master Li asked a young student to bring him a bucket of water to cool his bath. The student brought the water and, after cooling the bath, threw on to the ground the tiny amount of water that was left over. "You dunce!" the master scolded him. "Why didn't you give the rest of the water to the plants? What right have you to waste even one drop of water?"