January 7, 2011

Koan Study: When?

Master Li had the reputation of being a stern teacher. Once, a new student came to the temple. Master Li did not speak to him for three months. Finally, the student gathered up the courage to ask Master Li, “When are you going to start teaching me?” Master Li glared at him and said “You idiot, haven’t you been paying attention the last three months?”

1 comment:

  1. oh, that's really hard... You must understand. Perhaps he did understand.
    Thank you for writings. I like to be here!
    Renée

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