Moreover, you all ought to talk less. Don’t talk so much. Those who cultivate the Way do not casually open their mouths to say even one sentence, unless they are lecturing on the sutras. Talk less, and recite the Buddha’s name more.
Do not have a temper. Then you can
be number one. Whoever wants to be number one should
quickly turn afflictions and ignorance around. I’m not
the one who is looking for number one. Don’t think that
your teacher is looking for a number one disciple.
That’s not the case. Rather, the Buddhas and
Bodhisattvas of the three periods of time and the ten
directions are looking for a number one right within
this bodhimanda—someone who will become enlightened