When I finish speaking Dharma, step down from my seat and am walking out, you don't have to wait three minutes before you follow me out. You can come out as soon as your legs can move. You don't need to wait. Walk out slowly, not so fast like a military drill–stomp, stomp, stomp... That's not the way to do it. Your palms are not joined at that time, but evenly held at the chest (while you are walking). You should neither recite the Buddha's name too quickly nor too slowly, neither too high nor too low. You can't be thinking, "I won't recite while everyone else is; I'll wait for others to recite." You can't try to hide out as a mute while everyone else is reciting. You cannot try to sleep while walking, just trying to get by.
Also, when you see me on the road, you cannot just come up to me and start asking me questions or telling me things. Regardless of whether you are a newcomer or an old-timer, you all should know that while walking, we should not engage in random thinking and stop cultivating. I am applying effort on cultivation even when I'm walking. I don't have time to talk to you.
Sometimes I have company while walking because I have things to discuss with them. I won't talk to whoever comes up to me. How can I handle so many of you when there's only one of me. Especially because you come up and surround me as a horde. You stop me to ask me a question, then another person comes over, then another... Whose question should I answer? If you don't even know this courtesy, what kind of Buddhism are you studying anyway? By being so rude, you are basically not following the rules.
You never imagined that you would have morning and evening recitations and lectures as soon as I came back, right? You must take the classes seriously, not slacking off a bit. To not be sloppy is to cultivate. No matter when or where, you should watch yourselves and follow the rules. In the Way-place, you must attend morning and evening recitations. You cannot be lazy no matter how many years you have left the home-life. Those who are lazy are the dregs of Buddhism. If you are over sixty or seventy, it's alright, as long as you still recite the Buddha's name, being vigorous every day rather than sleeping all day long.
You eat and live here, yet you don't do any work for the Way-place; you only take care of your own personal business. What is this? ... This is to influence others so they don't cultivate and bring forth the Bodhi resolve.