54. Who Are Your Good Disciples?

A spiritual Master was once asked by another spiritual Master a very simple question: “Tell me, who are your good disciples?”

The second spiritual Master said: “My good disciples are those who are very jealous.”

“Your jealous disciples are your good disciples? Then who are your best disciples?”

“My best disciples are those persons who are most jealous.”

The first spiritual Master said: “I don’t understand you. How can your most devoted, your best disciples be those who have the most jealousy?”

The Master replied: “Look, the disciples who are the most jealous are helping me kick the bucket, helping me to withdraw from the earth scene as soon as possible in utter disgust.”