The Buddha Nature and the Pile of Shit

Posted on July 14, 2008


Once upon a time, an old Chinese guru and a poet were good friends. The poet was known to be rude and abrasive. One day, he came to the guru’s house and sat in a meditative pose and asked his friend, the monk, “Tell me who do I look like?” The monk smiled and said, “You like the Buddha.” The poet turned around and said, “And do you know what you look like? You look like a pile of shit!” The monk just smiled. The poet was so perplexed, he asked, “Why are you smiling? Aren’t you offended?”

The monk said, “For those who have realised their Buddha nature, they see the Buddha in everyone.”

A story recounted by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui in his book on “Meditations for Soul Realisation

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