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...
THE SHINING MIND
The brightly shining mind is never absent but is colored by the thoughts and emotions that people put upon it. if you were to see the luminous freedom of this mind, you would cultivate it before any other, keeping it free from all attachments.
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