September 30, 1974, Monday evening
On One Being Enough
Ven. Master Hsuan Hua
So now you blame the mouth for not listening to the mind? Thatís nothing strange. No wonder sons and daughters donít listen to their parents. No wonder they do all sorts of things away from home that you donít know about. If the mind canít even control what the mouth says, how can an incapable teacher make his talented disciples listen to him? Itís hardly possible, but he has to try. Maybe one in ten thousand, a hundred thousand, a million, or ten million will become an excellent Good Advisor. But one is enough. So I donít set my hopes too high. Since I donít harbor high expectations, everything is okay to me.
Timely Teachings, page 42