One day a disciple asked the Teacher:
“Teacher, tell me, is there a day that is most favorable for starting a new business?”
“Day? – The teacher was surprised.
“Well, maybe the day of the week or the day of the month …” – continued the disciple.
“Ah, a day of the week … – Teacher nodded. – Oh sure. This day is Wednesday,” – and looked slyly at the students.
They grabbed their notebooks and began to write down what Master had said.
“Why do not you record it?” – He asked severely the disciple, who was sitting directly and smiling, looking at Teacher.
“Because I know what you’ll say next, Teacher.” – replied he.
“And what?” – The teacher frowned and raised his hand, and all the students froze.
Then the student who did not write down said:
“It’s also Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.”
“You are right, – said the Teacher. – Only I wanted to name it first Friday, and then Tuesday.”
The students rustled, rejoicing that their friend had said almost everything correctly.
And then one of them asked:
“Teacher, is it such a sequence?”
The teacher looked attentively at the student, who gave an almost correct answer and made a sign to him:
“Only one day,” – he said -. “This day is today.”