The Buddha nature Re: [FoRK] Godless

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar <drernie at> on Fri May 11 16:54:55 PDT 2007

Hi Strata,

On May 11, 2007, at 4:09 PM, <strata at> <strata at>  
> 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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