Dang Dang Doko Dang ~ 03

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event type discourse
date & time 13 Jun 1976 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language English
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shorttitle DANG03
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
After Bankei had passed away, a blind man who lived near the master's temple said to a friend: 'Since I am blind I cannot watch a person's face, so I must judge his character by the sound of his voice.
Ordinarily when I hear someone congratulate another upon his happiness or success, I also hear a secret tone of envy. When condolence is expressed for the misfortune of another, I hear pleasure and satisfaction, as if the one condoling was really glad there was something left to gain in his own world.
In all my experience however, Bankei's voice was always sincere. Whenever he expressed happiness, I heard nothing but happiness, and whenever he expressed sorrow, sorrow was all I heard.'


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