October 7, 1973, Sunday evening, at Washington Street

115. On Giving People a Chance

Ven. Master Hua


When I went to Los Angeles , one person who saw me didnít bow, but when his little dog saw me, it bowed and bowed. Everyone thought that it was very amusing. I said, ďThis dog understands the Buddhadharma. But all of you must be understanding toward people who donít know how to be respectful to the Triple Jewel, since they havenít seen the Triple Jewel before.Ē 

Timely Teachings Ch. 1 Part III, page 278, paragraph 2