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When To Plant A Tree - A Kōan

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A delegation of villagers sought an audience with the abbot.

Reverend sir, they asked; when is the best time to plant a tree?

Ten years ago, replied the abbot.

Or sooner if possible.


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The Pupil enquired "What is the Greatest Benefit of Knowledge?"

After pondering, the Master slowly replied "To realise that is a question with no answer."

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