Many thanks to Hanzík for the Czech translations!

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Case 158

Monday, Monday

On Monday a monk was sent to master Kaimu to inquire, “What is the greatest peril of caching?”

Kaimu answered, “Monday is my busiest day. Ask again tomorrow and I will teach you all I know.”

On Tuesday the monk returned and asked the same question.

Kaimu answered, “Monday is my busiest day. Ask again tomorrow and I will teach you all I know.”

Qi’s commentary

If the monk had asked a different question, he would have learned nothing.

Qi’s poem

Eku asked why Mugen was rude to the shopkeeper.
Mugen said: That shopkeeper once sold me a broken shovel.
Eku dumped a bucket of water on Mugen’s head—
She explained: Last year my house was on fire.