"Grasshopper always wrong in argument with chicken"
                              -- Book of Chan, compiled by O.P.U. sect


Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great
delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers.

    One day Zarathud took the students to a pleasant pasture and there
he confronted The Sacred Chao while She was contentedly grazing.

    "Tell me, you dumb beast," demanded the Priest in his commanding
voice, "why don't you do something worthwhile?  What is your purpose
in life, anyway?"

    Munching the tasty grass, The Sacred Chao replied, "MU."*

    Upon hearing this, absolutely nobody was enlightened.  Primarily
because nobody could understand Chinese.


* "MU" is the Chinese ideogram for NO-THING.
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TAO FA          [Illustration:  a book labeled "Words     WITH A
TSU-DAN         if Wisdom.  The pages are all blank.]   CONTENTED

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