Master Bankay held a meditation retreat for his students.
During the retreat, a student was caught stealing.
Master Bankay was asked to expel the culprit. But he did not.
Soon, the same student was caught stealing again.
The whole student body wrote a petition to oust the thief.
This time, they threatened that they would leave en masse if the student thief were allowed to stay on.
Master Bankay called everybody together before him.
"You are wise. You know right from wrong.
You can go elsewhere to study if you wish.
But this poor man does not even know right from wrong.
Who will teach him if I refuse him?”
Tears rolled down the guilty student’s face. He never stole again.