The legend tells us that Li Tieh Kuai was the disciple of Laozi. On one occasion, his spirit traveled to heaven to meet with other immortals, as he left his body in the care of his apprentice for seven days; after six and a half days the boy has to visit his dying mother, so he cremated the body of Li Tieh Kuai. On his return, the soul of Li found no body to inhabit, but he spied the fresh corpse of a lame beggar, and so entered and animated the beggar's body, in which the Daoist philosopher continued his practice with the gift of a medicine gourd from Laozi, and finally attained the perfection to immortality.
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