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Asking “what is this?”, don't stop at projections and preconceptions!
October 18th, 2014
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Asking "what is this?", don't stop at projections and preconceptions!

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When Master Baizhang was young, his mother once brought him to a temple to pay homage to the Buddha. The child pointed to the large Buddha statue and asked his mother, “What is this thing?” 

His mother replied, “It’s the Buddha.”

He said, “Looks just like a man! I will be one also.”
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photo: "Mengshan Buddha" via dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2442415/Funky-Buddha-Crumbling-statue-retains-modesty-locals-donate-giant-robe.html