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August 15, 2012

Master Li Tao Te Ching Verse 5

A visiting dignitary had been greeted by Master Li and asked to a sumptuous dinner. Moments later, a beggar came to the temple. Master Li excused himself from the dinner and greeted the beggar warmly and asked him to share the dinner with him and the dignitary. The dignitary was outraged. “How can you greet this beggar the same as me?” he demanded to know. “I am impartial to all” replied Master Li; “the beggar, the dignitary, the king. Who are you not to be?” asked Master Li of the dignitary.