You are on page 1of 1

2.

Learning to Listen
Once, the Bodhisattva was born as an ascetic. He had five hundred followers, who lived
with him in his mountain abode. Once day, half of his followers, including their chief had
gone away looking for food. Suddenly, the Bodhisattva fell sick and took to bed.
The followers who had remained with him at the abode reached his bedside to tent to
him. They asked him what his lifes achievement was. The Bodhisattva replied,
Nothing. The followers failed to understand the true meaning of the wise mans words.