Zhai Yongling had a mother who was a devout Buddhist. She would recite the
scriptures from morning to night.
One day, Yongling got an idea. He pretended to have something to talk to his
mother about so he called her while she was chanting the name of Buddha. His
mother heard Yongling calling her so she stopped and answered him. However he
kept on calling her.
His mother finally lost her temper and shouted: "Stop it! Why do you
keep calling me like that?"
Yongling laughed and replied:" Well, you see, mother, you get angry just
because I've called you a few times. Image how angry the Buddha will be when he
hears you chanting his name thousands of times a day."