A Zen teacher was making a speech when a

A Zen teacher was making a speech when a self-centered priest asks him
- Hey, Zen teacher! Wait a minute. Whoever respects you will obey what you say, but a man like myself does not respect you. Can you make me obey you?
- Come up beside me and I will show you, said the teacher
Proudly he pushed his way through the crowd to the teacher.
- Come over to my left side.
He obeyed.
- No, we may talk better if you are on the right side. Step over here.
He proudly stepped over to the right.
- You see, you are obeying me and I think you are a very gentle person. Now sit down and listen.

~ Zen Story

a zen teacher was making a speech when a zen story
 
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