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March 17, 2011

Koan Study: Real Students

Master Li was invited by a neighboring temple to come in and teach a class on meditation and give a talk. When he went inside the zendo, he saw all the students wearing ‘zen’ clothes, sat on expensive zafus, conducted themselves overly politely, and performed rituals like clockwork. Master Li looked around and asked the temple abbot Master Chou, “Where are the real students?”