Polishing Pebbles


Many years ago, as the Master was standing by the clear and rippling waters of the creek at Ling Chuan Monastery, he said to the monk who was standing beside him, “In the years to come, my disciples will all look very much like the perfectly round pebbles in this bubbling creek.”

In the ensuing years, many have come to be disciples of the Master. In the continuous flow of the Master’s Dharma teachings, the disciples polished off each other’s rough edges and have become well-rounded.