The Master’s Recipe

September 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

The Master’s former apprentice Soba was visiting. He said, “Master, would it be too much to ask if you would give me the recipe for that green glaze?”

“Of course not,” said the Master, and wrote it out for him.

Later, Soba came back. “You remember that green glaze? It looks entirely different when I use it.”

“When I gave you the glaze, it became yours. Why do you now complain because it looks like your green glaze instead of mine?”

— excerpt from Legends of Ahimsa, by Daniel Rhodes


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This gave me a good mind bend and chuckle when I read it. We could say the same thing about any recipe passed on eh 🙂 Take ownership of what you do, and don’t be blaming others!

You can read the entire piece here.

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