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 Post subject: Ryokan
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:44 pm 
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I find Ryokan's life story very inspiring. Here's one anecdote about him:

One evening a thief visited Ryōkan's hut at the base of the mountain only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryōkan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler, "and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift." The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away. Ryōkan sat naked, watching the moon. "Poor fellow," he mused, "I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ry%C5%8Dkan


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