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April 21, 2011

Koan Study: Neighbors

A reporter was doing a story on Master Li’s neighbor, a famous politician “Master Li, as you must know, your neighbor is extremely famous. I am doing a story on him. What is he like?” Master Li replied: “I do not know who he is.” The reporter suspiciously said “I was told that you have been neighbors for many, many years. How could you know nothing of him.” Master Li said: “Mars and Venus are neighbors, yet what can they tell you of each other?”