Friday, April 13

Small words. Big wisdom.

A Buddha was famous for being able to maintain his serenity. It was said that he could not be provoked. One man decided that this could not be true, and so set out to prove that he could provoke him. Day after day, he teased and taunted and tried to provoke the Buddha to become angry or, at least, annoyed. When the Buddha failed to respond, the man finally said to him, "How can it be that you have not become angry or annoyed with me?"

The Buddha replied, "If someone offered you a gift, and you chose to not accept that gift, to whom would the gift belong?"

"Well," said the man, "the gift would remain the property of the giver."

"Exactly." said the Buddha.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

om name padme om

Allie said...

i like chicken.

christel said...

ummm it's actually, Om Mani Padme Hum



and yes, exactly.

Anonymous said...

actually it is, Om mani peme hung, according to the Tibetan Translation.
much metta

Anonymous said...

My Kittens name is Mittens.

Anonymous said...

say Meow to Mittens from me.

Tasty said...

My cat's breath smells like cat food.

Allie said...

my breath smells like cat.

 
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