During the sermon of the Buddha, one of the holy arhats surrendered to vain dreams. For this, the infernal torments were relied upon, but the Buddha mercifully sent the offender to the earth, that he be reborn in human form. Now his name is Liu Junzu, he is unstable in faith, can deviate from the right path. In order to instruct him, the Buddha Mile was sent as a Monk with a sack. In addition, another religious teacher in the guise of a man named Liu Ninth was sent to induce Liu Junzu to go to the monastery, to receive the teachings of the Great Chariot, to renounce wine, lust, greed and anger. Then the term of his temptation will be fulfilled.
Liu Junzu is the richest man in the city, but he has an incredible avarice. On a cold snowy day, at the gates of his house, a hungry poor man freezes. Usually, not the compassionate rich man, to his own surprise, gets pity for the unfortunate, invites him into the house, he warms up and questions him. It is found out that the stranger also
bears the name Ayu and also comes from Luoyang. Liu Junzu offers the poor to fraternize and trusts the management of his mortgage shop.
It takes six months. Adopted in the family of the rich man, his younger brother Liu Junzo regularly replaces the owner in the mortgage shop: he lends money, collects debts. On the birthday of the benefactor, he decides to invite him to a feast, but knowing the stinginess of the named brother, assures that all the food and wine are offered by relatives, friends and neighbors. Liu Junzo gladly agrees to the free festival.
At this time the Monk appears with a bag. He tries to persuade Liu Junzu in his own holiness, but he does not believe. Then the Monk draws to him in the palm of the hieroglyph “patience.” This is one of the precepts of Buddhism, which deters from worldly thoughts. However, patience is not among the virtues of Liu. When a holy tutor in the guise of a beggar Liu the Ninth asks for money from him, he beats him, and he dies. The rich man is terrified that he has become a murderer. The younger brother promises to take the blame on himself. Here comes
the Monk. He promises to bring the dead back to life if Liu Junzo, who has not kept his patience prescribed, will go to the monastery.
Liu agrees, but then asks for permission to live as a monk in a hut in the garden behind his house – he is sorry to leave his wife and kids. All household chores he entrusts his twin. He himself eats leanness three times a day and recites prayers. One day, from his own child, he learns that in his absence, his wife drinks wine a day and gets to be with the named brother. The recluse embraces anger. He decides to take revenge, secretly enters the house, but instead of the expected lover he discovers behind the canopy of the Monk with a sack. The monk tells Liu to endure and demands that he go with him to the monastery, because he could not live at home by a monk.
In the monastery he listens to instructions, but his thoughts constantly return home: he misses his wife and children, worries about the wealth left. The abbot is a poor monk Dinhuai – inspires that patience is above all. It is necessary to cleanse the heart, get rid of desire and pray. But his preaching does not reach the novice. By Jiunzo, his wife and children come to the tutor’s will. On each of them he sees a sign of “patience.” Then he notices a monk with two women and two children. The abbot says that this is the first and second wives of the teacher. Liu Junzu leaves the monastery in anger. He believes that he was deceived: they talked about holiness, but they themselves quietly live with their wives.
He goes home, and the road wraps up in the cemetery to visit the graves of his ancestors. The cemetery looks unusually overgrown. From the conversation with the old man, whom he meets near the ancestral graves, it turns out that Liu was absent not three months, but a hundred years. The old man is his grandson. Liu himself did not grow old, and this is the merit of the Buddha. Then a monk appears, from which Junzuo learns that in his previous birth he was an arhat from the holy heavens, for transgressions overthrown to the ground. All his relatives are also saints. The monk admits that he is also not a simple monk, but a buddha Mile. With a prayer cry on his lips, Liu falls before him.