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April 1, 2011

Koan Study: Help, Not Prayers

Master Li told the students a story on how years earlier the water supply ran out at the temple. Master Li was digging a new well when a missionary walked by. “I offer you prayers” said the missionary. Master Li wiped the sweat from his forehead and said “Thank you so much for your prayers. They have already deepened the hole. Would your back like to pray?”