One’s own Children


A monk felt he had encountered a setback, so he told the Master, “Sometimes, it is really difficult to teach the Dharma to sentient beings. Often, they are not only stubborn, but they also criticize the Dharma and insult the Sangha. That’s really frustrating!”

The Master answered, “Buddhas and bodhisattvas treat sentient beings like their own children. When a child makes a mistake, parents only hope that the child will learn from it and correct it. How can parents be angry with their child?”