The Dead Man's Answer
When Mamiyawho later became a well-known preacherwent to a teacher for personal guidancehe was asked to explain the sound of one hand.
Mamiya concentrated upon what the sound of one hand might be. "You are not working hard enough his teacher told him. You are too attached to foodwealththingsand that sound. It would be better if you died. That would solve the problem."
The next time Mamiya appeared before his teacher he was again asked what he had to show regarding the sound of one hand. Mamiya at once fell over as if he were dead.
You are dead all right,observed the teacher. "But how about that sound?"
I haven't solved that yet,replied Mamiyalooking up.
Dead men do not speak,said the teacher. "Get out!"