October 7, 1973, Sunday evening, at Washington Street

117. On Responses that Sincerity Will Bring

Ven. Master Hua


[Speaking of a disciple doing Three Steps One Bow] If he bows sincerely, people will deliver food to him. Not only human beings, but heavenly beings will send food to him. Even the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas may give him food. If he is not sincere, however, not even people will take food to him.


Timely Teachings Ch. 1 Part III, page 279, following paragraph 4