Chatting about old times, #56
Two years had now passed since the Master began his journey. When the Elder Master Te Lin learned that the Master had left the home-life at Ku Shan (Drum Mountain) Monastery and that he was a native of Hsiang-hsiang, his tears flowed unbidden. He said, "I had two companions, one was from Heng Yang and the other from Fu Chou. We made a pilgrimage to the mountain and lived together in a grove. Some thirty years later, we went our own ways and I have not seen or heard of either of them since. Seeing you has reminded me of them. Ahh, I'm already 85 years old!"