October 12, 1973, Friday evening
On Pointing out Mistakes
Ven. Master Hua
If there are errors in what I have said, please do not be polite—tell me about them. But if I haven’t lectured incorrectly, there’s no need to be hypercritical and deliberately find fault, which would also be a mistake. We should investigate in accord with the Middle Way. Tonight we also include our guest Dharma Master, who has just arrived. If I have made errors in lecturing, please do not begrudge your pearls and jade—that is, your precious opinions—but point my mistakes out to me.
Timely Teachings, page 20.