21. Cutting no slack

Many monks and novices attending to Luang Pu late at night in Chulalongkorn Hospital were perplexed and amazed when they noticed that on some nights, well after 1:00 a.m., they could hear Luang Pu explaining the Dhamma for about ten minutes and then chanting a blessing, as if there were large numbers of listeners right in front of him. At first, no one dared ask him about this, but after it had happened many times they couldn’t contain their doubts, and so they asked.

Luang Pu told them,

“These doubts and questions are not the path for practicing the Dhamma.”