The Buddha nature Re: [FoRK] Godless
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
<drernie at radicalcentrism.org> on
Fri May 11 16:54:55 PDT 2007
On May 11, 2007, at 4:09 PM, <strata at virtual.net> <strata at virtual.net>
> There's a story in the Heart Sutra about a sage and his friend, a
> poet studying
> Buddhism. The poet asks, "what do I look like to you?" and the sage
> says, "you
> look like a sitting buddha". "That's too bad," replies the poet,
> "since you look to
> me like a pile of s**t! ha ha ha!" The sage smiles. "Why aren't
> you angry?"
> asks the poet. The sage replies, "Because when we look at another
> person, we
> think we see the other person, but really we see a mirror of our
> inmost selves."
Wow, that's good.
And a bit unnerving.
Thanks for the reminder,
-- Ernie P.
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