"I would very much like to go to a mountain and undergo ascetic training for some time. What do you think of this?" Konko Sama asked, "If you go to a mountain, how will you do ascetic training?" "In the mountain, I will first live on dumplings made from barley. Then I will live on the nuts and leaves of trees. And towards the end, I will survive only on water." Then Konko Sama asked, "What kind of mountain will you go to?" "I will go as deep into the mountains as I can, to separate myself from the world." Konko Sama imparted, "That is fine. However, you need not trouble yourself by going to a mountain. Create a mountain in your heart, and do religious training there. Enter the mountain which you have created in your heart, then no matter if there are difficulties or unsavory meals from your wife, you will not complain."