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February 7, 2011

Koan Study: The Unexpected

Master Li once told all students that there would be a feast on the coming Sunday. All week, the temple buzzed with anticipation. On Sunday, the students all entered the dining hall expecting a great meal. when they arrived however, there was no food to be found and no one in the kitchen. As they stood there bewildered, Master Li walked in. He turned to them and said, “There is always the unexpected.” With that, he walked out.