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May 24, 2011


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During my first month in Korea, I came across a pile of human poop on the steps in my apartment building, then again on a waist-high cement traffic pillar while walking home from work.

I always wondered why someone would do that, now I understand!

Suzanne Foxton

I have decided I love Zen Master Man Gong and that he is my favourite teacher. Talk about resonance!


Neither sacred nor defiled.

Love the last aphorism. Needed to read that today! Deep bows.

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