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Here is a story about Disciples from the Zen tradition, but if you consider yourself a disciple which kind are you?
Three Kinds of Disciples
A Zen master named Gettan lived in the latter part of the Tokugawa era. He used to say: “There are three kinds of disciples: those who impart Zen to others, those who maintain the temples and shrines, and then there are the rice bags and the clothes-hangers.”
Gasan expressed the same idea. When he was studying under Tekisui, his teacher was very severe. Sometimes he even beat him. Other pupils would not stand this kind of teaching and quit. Gasan remained, saying: “A poor disciple utilizes a teacher’s influence. A fair disciple admires a teacher’s kindness. A good disciple grows strong under a teacher’s discipline.”

As always I ask this question with Metta/Loving Kindness.
(((((May All Beings Be Happy)))))
Thank-you for answering
Buzz1954 I think this is just as pertinent for all people, not just Buddhists.
GER C disciple not discipline
Sorry GER C read your answer again and realised my mistake Sorry
Sara I don’t know how to tell which one you are sorry, but I suppose I am each and all at different times, depending on the teaching, and my openness to it at that moment
God Shrew Are you even answering the question? being cryptic is all well, and good, but there is a time and a place.