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...
BODY-N-MIND AS BODY-N-MIND
Apart from this body-n-mind, nowhere else the consciousness can be.
When one is in ignorance, his body-n-mind is the one of ignorance. When he's indulging in desires, his body-n-mind is the one of desires. When he is in anger or hatred, his body-n-mind is the one of anger or hatred. When he is awakened, his body-n-mind is the one of awakening.
What one needs to do is to be aware and awake at every moment. When the mutation occurs in him, everything immediately falls in its place.
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