Factories: a kōan

Young Pat walked up excitedly to Master Dsa.

“I’ve fashioned a factory to make shoes! Now I don’t need to make shoes by hand any more!”

Master Dsa was curious.

“How did you make that factory?”

“By hand.”

Master Dsa looked at Young Pat’s feet.

“How many feet do you have?”

Young Pat looked down, and was enlightened.


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