No Water No Moon ~ 08

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event type discourse
date & time 18 Aug 1974 am
location Lao Tzu balcony, Poona
language English
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shorttitle NOMOON08
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
The master Seistsu required larger premises as the building he was teaching in was very overcrowded.
Umezu, a merchant, decided to donate five hundred pieces of gold for the construction of a new building.
Umezu took the money to the teacher and Seistsu said, "All right, I will take it."
Umezu gave the sack of gold to Seistsu, but he was very dissatisfied with the attitude of the teacher as the amount he had given was very great -- one could live for a whole year on three pieces of gold, and the teacher had not even thanked him.
"In that sack there are five hundred pieces of gold," hinted Umezu.
"You told me that before," said Seistsu.
"Even if I am a wealthy merchant, five hundred pieces of gold is a lot of money," said Umezu.
"Do you want me to thank you for it?" said Seistsu.
"You ought to," said Umezu.
"Why should I?" said Seistsu. "The giver should be thankful."


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