A discouraged Lin-Chi came to Master Liang:
- Master, I asked my assistant to go to the shop to get silk. He brought me the most expensive and beautiful piece, but such silk is not suitable for calligraphy. What can I do?
Liang looked intently at Lin-Chi and answered:
- You didn't tell him about your plans to practice the art of calligraphy, and he couldn't give you what you needed. Next time, set the task precisely and explain its purpose. Knowing the meaning of the action makes us better at it. This will help you find common ground with your performers and do your work better.