豆 腐 的 教 訓
 

有一天中午用齋時,大眾法師覺得很奇怪,

滿桌都是豆腐,蒸煮炒炸樣樣都有。

就問典座師:「為什麼滿桌都是豆腐?」

典座師反問:「是誰想吃豆腐?」

一問之下,有四、五位師兄弟,昨天都起過這個念頭。

典座師說:「師父常告誡我們,在道場,不要亂起心動念,

使得大寮一整天,都是收到豆腐。」

註:叢林道場稱廚房為「大寮」負責大寮、掌廚的執事稱為「典座」。

 


 

Tofu Lesson

 

One day at lunch, the disciples found that the meal consisted of all tofu dishes: steamed tofu, boiled tofu, fried tofu, and tofu soup. They questioned the dianzuo, “Why is there nothing but tofu on the table?” The dianzuo retorted, “Who was craving tofu recently?” Four or five disciples conceded that they had been thinking of tofu just the day before.

The dianzuo responded, “Shifu often cautions us that we should not let our thoughts wander carelessly in the monastery. All day long the kitchen has been receiving offerings of tofu!”

 

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