Bhikkhu Tissa Dispels Some Doubts


Leonard Price

Bodhi Leaves No: 102

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(It is near sunset on a hot summer afternoon. Outside a temple a Buddhist monk named Bhikkhu Tissa sits quietly on a mat in the shade of a tree. Mr. Prentice, a layman, comes hiking up the road, wiping his perspiring face with a handkerchief. He sees the monk and approaches him.)

MR. PRENTICE: Oh, Bhikkhu Tissa, I was hoping I'd find you here.