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September 29, 1974, Sunday noon

On Mentioning Disciples’ Unspoken Criticisms

Ven. Master Hua    


Some people are thinking, “Oh, the Master read the text wrong again. He read shi xian as xi xian.” Several nights ago when I referred to Devadatta as Bodhidatta, many people were thinking, “How can he forget Devadatta’s name and get it as wrong as Bodhidatta? The Master says his memory is good, but sometimes it’s worse than anyone’s, even worse than mine. Even I can remember Devadatta’s name.”


Timely Teachings, page 41