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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, escaped from Tibet at the age of 14 and found a home in India, where he continues to extoll his Buddhist wisdom to the world. In the video above, he speaks with HuffPost Live, alongside his translator, abo...
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A random short story for you to ponder.
The Chinese Ch'an master Yao-shan wrote the word "Buddha," and asked Tao-wu Yuan-chih (768-835), one of his successors: -What is that word? Tao-wu answered: -It is the word "Buddha". Yao-shan said: -You monk talkative. Another monk then asked: -I am not clear, please teach me. Yao-shan kept silent for a little while then said: -It is not hard for me to tell you some words today, but it would be better if you immediately realize it yourself. If you keep thinking about it, then it will be my fault. This is not as good as if everyone keeps his mouth shut in order to not get involved.