tiltbillings wrote:I heard this years and years ago. Have no idea of the source.
I like this story of the Christian missionary who approaches a Chinese monk who is sitting quietly in a temple and asks of the monk, "What are you doing?" The monk says, "You would say I am praying." The missionary then asks, "What are you praying for?" The monk says, "Nothing." Puzzled, the missionary asks, "Well, then, to whom are you praying?" The monk answers, "To no one." Perplexed, not understanding this at all, the missionary turns to leave and as he is walking away, the monk calls to the missionary and says, "And don't forget, there is no one praying."
I heard this years and years ago. Have no idea of the source.
gene wrote:Although the teller of pannapetar's story took some artistic license. I don't think Theravadin robes are capable of concealing buddha statues!
Tex wrote:gene wrote:Although the teller of pannapetar's story took some artistic license. I don't think Theravadin robes are capable of concealing buddha statues!
I remember reading on "the other site" a year or two ago the very same story, only the rupa the monk smashed was at the entrance to the monastery (I had pictured the monk picking up some three-foot tall stone Buddha with both hands over his head and smashing it to make a tremendous scene and then very quietly making his point to the aghast rabbi!).
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