“If I work hard, how many years will it take me to become a master?” Matajuro asked. “Ten years,” Banzo said.
“If I work far more intensively,” the student said, “how long would it take me?” Banzo estimated thirty years.
“Why is that? Matajuro said. “First you say ten and now thirty years. I will undergo any hardship to master this art in the shortest time.”
“Well,” said Banzo, “in that case you will have to remain with me for seventy years. A man in such a hurry as you are to get results seldom learns quickly.”
- Zen Parable