Ate, did not eat – くわん、くうた
JUST few words before starting.
Uso – a lie
Shouko – an evidence
Kuchi – a mouth
Kin – gold
Kao – a face
Shinjitu – to believe
The master who came back to the temple said to the disciple,
「While I was away, did something happen?. 」
「No it did not.」
The master went to in front of the Buddha and was surprised.
「The offering Ohagi has gone! Hey you ate didn’t you!」
「No I did not. It was not me. The Buddha ate them.」
「What? The Budda ate? Do not tell a lie. 」
「There are anko around the Buddha’s mouth that is an evident of the Buddha eat . Please have a look at it. 」
The master got angry and said.
「If you tell a lie then let me show you an evidence that the Buddha did not eat. 」
The master brought a big wooden stick and hit the golden Buddha. And then
「Kuwan kuwan (did not eat, did not eat)」, it made a sound. The Mater said.
「You see, listen carefully. The Buddha is saying 「Kuwan, kuwan」」
The master thought that the disciple will apologies but instead he said with a straight face.
「If you do not believe me then I will show you the evidence of the Buddha saying he ate them」
The disciple boiled full of water in a big pot and put the golden Buddha inside the pot. And made a fire. After while the Buddha inside the hot water started making the sound of boiling like 「kuta kuta 」(ate, ate)」
The disciple said to the master.
「Listen, the Buddha is saying (kuta, kuta) . The Buddha must have eaten them.」
It has been said that the disciple was always never ever defeated by the master just like this.
The end (Owari)
This is very interesting story. This story tells us that it does not matter how big you are, how small you are, we can always be smart and clever. This story has been written with a hope that everyone should use our brains.
Mata ne. またね。
Hope you enjoy the story. Thank you for reading it.