Sinner  Presentation by Prof.K.Prabhakar [email_address]
<ul><li>There was once a very popular Zen Master . Due to his virtue & his skillful delivering of talk. </li></ul>
<ul><li>There happened to be a thief among his sangha. This guy would steal every once in while. Every time he was caught,...
<ul><li>This went on for a while until the sangha got sick of this thief. On one particular day, a leader, representing th...
<ul><li>The Zen Master  answered, “Then all of you, please leave”. He then explained to the shocked crowd, “ All of you kn...
<ul><li>The thief was so touched by this that he started to cry. From that day on, he never stole again. </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Sinner Presentation by Prof.K.Prabhakar [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>There was once a very popular Zen Master . Due to his virtue & his skillful delivering of talk. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>There happened to be a thief among his sangha. This guy would steal every once in while. Every time he was caught, the Zen Master would counsel him & then ask the Sangha to forgive him. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>This went on for a while until the sangha got sick of this thief. On one particular day, a leader, representing the sangha, issued an ultimatum to the Zen Master . Either he expels the thief or the entire sangha would leave. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Zen Master answered, “Then all of you, please leave”. He then explained to the shocked crowd, “ All of you know that stealing is wrong, but he doesn’t. If I don’t teach him, who will? This man needs my guidance and my love more than any one of you. If I have to lose all of you to keep him, let this be the case”. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The thief was so touched by this that he started to cry. From that day on, he never stole again. </li></ul>
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