A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: "Have you
ever read the Christian Bible?"
"No, read it to me," said Gasan.
The student opened the Bible and read from St. Matthew: "And why
take ye thought for rainment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they
grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that
even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these... Take
therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought
for the things of itself."
Gasan said: "Whoever uttered those words I consider an enlightened
The student continued reading: "Ask and it shall be given you,
seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For
everyone that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him
that knocketh, it shall be opened."
Gasan remarked: "That is excellent. Whoever said that is not far