萬「罰」歸一

 


 

一天,在靈泉寺的執事會議中,和尚很嚴厲的指出,梵唄實在唱得不好。

 就叫典座師起來:「說,見X,你起來說說看是什麼道理?是不是飯沒煮好?

讓大眾師沒吃飽,所以梵唄唱不好!」

典座師起立合掌回和尚:「是,師父。」

會議繼續,討論至工程進度落後,又叫典座師起來,指責說:

「見X,是不是出坡時沒煮點心,讓大眾沒力氣做事,所以進度才會落後?」

典座師依然恭敬地回答:「是,師父。」

一直至會議結束,屢屢見典座起立合掌:「是,師父。」

始終心平氣和,沒有絲毫的情緒反應。

 


 

  Accepting All the Blame

 

At the Ling Chuan Monastery during a staff meeting, the Master harshly pointed out that the monks’ chanting was unacceptable. He called on the dianzuo (the monk in charge of the kitchen), “Tell me what the reason is: Is it because you didn’t cook enough food so that everyone had to chant with an empty stomach?” The dianzuo stood up with his palms together and said “Yes, Shifu.”

As the meeting continued, the Master learned that construction was behind schedule. He called on the dianzuo again, “Did you forget to prepare snacks for the monks who were working hard at the construction site? Is that why we are behind schedule?” The dianzuo replied respectfully, “Yes, Shifu.” Throughout the meeting the dianzuo repeatedly stood up in response to the Master’s severe questioning, each time calmly answering only with “Yes, Shifu.”

 

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