One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master, was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."
GOOD THING AND WELL SAID
Whatever thing good is said, whatever good intention is aimed, whatever good word is used, when a hearer or listener or reader or follower is unable to understand or misunderstand it, then that good will go in vain or bring up an anti-effect.
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