No Water No Moon ~ 08
|date & time||18 Aug 1974 am|
|location||Lao Tzu balcony, Poona|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 35min. Quality: good.|
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- 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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