In this dialogue, the teacher is showing the student the way to practice a spiritual life style. They talk back and forth about issues and solutions and other descriptions of problems. But even the idea of living a believable way is challenged in their day to day living.
Teacher: Hey buddy, how’s it going today?
Student: Good. Yourself?
T: I can’t get stuff out of my mind today.
S: Why don’t you use your slogan: calm, still, silent, do no harm?
T: I do, Ido. But I start to feel burnt out by it. So, I try to find something to do. Then I get bored. Don’t you get bored?
S: Ya. But I usually get bored by doing my chores. Or, I feel bored when I don’t have something to do.
T: Ya, I know what you mean. I need something engaging to me or I need to be able to engage in some way.
S: So what are you going to do?
T: I don’t know. But I’ll find something.