August 24, 1973. Friday Evening.
On Reacting To Circumstances
Ven. Master Hua
People are affected by circumstances. When they see others join the monastic life, they resolve to join the monastic life. When they witness a marriage, they think they should look for a marriage partner, too. Soon Gold Mountain Monastery will witness the wedding of Guo Yao; some people may have a change of heart when they see that. Then later on, Gold Mountain Monastery will be initiating people into monastic life and transmitting precepts to them. I believe that will cause many people to experience another change of heart.
Timely Teachings. page 183.