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  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... continue...

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THE SECOND LIVING TRUTH
Here, again, is the suffering of
living with desparation because one is unable to obtain
something he wants and fights for it;
living with something he does not want to have and keep;
living without someone he loves and wants to be with;
living with someone he hates and does not want to be with.
....ad infinitum.

This second living truth is also called "the Suffering Gathering Truth"
or looking around to see and recognize suffering in beings and things,
to see the root of all beings' suffering.

ChonTri 03/21/2009


 



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