The guest was a bit surprised when his host served him a
dinner of nothing but a dish of bean curd The host praised the virtues of bean
curd, saying, "Bean curd is my life; it's the most delicious food in the
One day, he had the chance to visit his friend, who
remembered that the man loved bean curd and so he served fish and meat with bean
curd However, the man devoured only the fish and meat, and didn't touch the bean
curd His friend asked, "You say bean curd is your life, but why don't you
eat it today?"
The man answered, "I guess when I see fish and meat on
my plate, I don't want my life anymore."