Anyone walking about Chinatowns in America with observe statues of a stout fellow carrying a linen sack. Chinese merchants call him Happy Chinaman or Laughing Buddha.
This Hotei lived in the T'ang dynasty. He had no desire to call himself...
TOPIC: ITS WISER NOT TO BE FOR EVILS, NOR DIRECTLY AGAINST THEM
Posted on Oct.02.2012 @ 12:49PM EDTbygenericzen its wiser not to be for evils, nor directly
against them, but not aligned with them at all, evil is always aligned
with good, good is always aligned with evil, they need eachother to?
exist, and perpetually feed upon one another, until you realize that
there is no good without evil (or at least bad) and vice? versa, there
cannot be fulfillment... theres a way to actually live that life, the
life of the sage, if it is your true spirit, dont be pulled to either
side, let them fulfill themselves, this is the fullest wisdom, though it
will be called empty foolishness in practice.