September 17, 1973 | Monday evening

On Guidelines for Lecturing

Ven. Master Hsuan Hua  


Recently I have been lecturing six nights a week, but for the next few weeks I have something I need to do, so I will be lecturing five nights a week. Guo Zhan can lecture on that night. He can lecture whatever he wishes, as long as he doesnít scold people. He canít act like one of my disciples, who, as soon as he took the Dharma seat, would begin scolding everyoneóthe monks, the nuns, the laymen, and the laywomen. That disciple has been removed from the lecture circuit, due to his propensity to scold. He found fault with everyone else, but was unaware of his own shortcomings. Now heís trying out seclusion.


Timely Teachings, pages 329.