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October 5, 1973 | Friday evening, at Washington Street

On Being Blessed with Good Food

Ven. Master Hsuan Hua  


Tomorrow two Dharma Masters are coming to Gold Mountain Monastery for lunch, and we will have an extremely fine vegetarian meal. Just the thought of it makes my mouth water. When you taste it tomorrow, it will be such that you wouldn’t even feel the pain if someone sliced your ears off. That’s how delicious it will be. If you don’t believe it, just invite your family and friends to come and sample the flavors. The more people who come, the better. Each of you is welcome to bring a hundred friends. If each person brings a hundred, then there will be “a hundred blessings assembling together.” Do you understand? Someone comments: “Our Teacher is always joking.” When I joke, I am speaking the truth. And when I speak the truth, sometimes I express it in a joke.


Timely Teachings page 19.