At a tai chi ceremony in Chengdu one apprentice, with his family’s support, decided to show his appreciation for his venerable master with a small gift of a million yuan in cash.
The master—who apparently is no disciple of kung fu hustler Shi Yongxin—scolded his student for the exorbitant gift.
As soon as the tai chi master Li Guangjin found out that an enormous amount of stacks of cash were piled up on his table, he began criticizing his apprentice. The master said that his goal is to pass down his wisdom to his apprentices, not attain material wealth.
Besides, he added, he doesn’t need the money. It’s not like he could buy a longer necklace, anyway. The apprentice shamefully scooped back up all the cash.
So much honor!
By Lucy Liu
[Images via China News]