One evening, Shichiri Kojun was reciting sutras.
“Don’t disturb me. The money is in the drawer over there.”
Shichiri resumed his prayers. Then he paused and added,
The thief took most of the money.
“Don’t forget to give thanks when you have received a gift.”
The thief thanked Shichiri and took off.
A few days later, the thief was caught and was charged with multiple thefts.
“This man did not steal from me.
The thief went to jail. When he was released, he went straight to Shichiri Kojun and became his disciple.
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