Friday, April 21, 2006

Some Religious Leaders Are More Fun Than Others

I'm currently reading the Joy of Sects by Peter Occhiogrosso. I ran across a bit in his discussion of Taoism about one of the Seven Sages of the Neo-Taoist movement named Liu Ling:
Liu was reportedly followed closely by a servant with a wine bottle in one hand and a spade in the other, in the event that Liu either sobered up too much or drank himself to death. Famous for walking around his house in the nude, Liu was once questioned by a Confucian visitor who was shocked that he wasn't wearing trousers. "The whole universe in my house and this room is my trousers," Liu Ling responded. "What are you doing here inside my trousers?"

Now that's a guy worth listening to.


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