January 7, 1973 | Sunday evening
On Studying Buddhadharma
Ven. Master Hsuan Hua
In the past when I listened to lectures on the sutras, I especially listened to those who didnít know how to explain them. The less they knew about explaining the sutras, the more I wanted to listen to them. I didnít listen to those who spoke well. I particularly wanted to listen to those who couldnít speak well. Why was that? I believed that right within what was not so good, if I could find good points, then that would be the Way. Some of you Americans went out to attend a lecture last night, and when you came back you said once was enough; in fact, once was already too much. I certainly did not have that kind of attitude in studying Buddhadharma.
Timely Teachings, pages 307.