Sunday, March 17, 2013

Step #5: Mindfulness -- The Fat Buddha

At each session of the book study of Karen Armstrong's "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life" we end with a story. Here is the one Rosalyn found for Step #5, Mindfulness:

The holy Buddha was sitting on the side of the road when a handsome young soldier walked by and seeing him said “you look like a pig."  The Buddha replied “and you look like a god."  The soldier taken aback asked him what he meant be that. The Buddha replied that he sits all day contemplating god and so that is who he sees.  “You, my friend, must be contemplating other things."

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