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 doesn’t scold people. He can’t act like one of my disciples, who, as soon as he took the Dharma seat, would begin scolding everyone—the 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 he’s trying out seclusion.
Timely Teachings, pages 329.