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...
IT IS THUS
Posted on Sep.25.2009 @ 06:02AM EDT by chontri
When a flower appears before it, it reflects the flower. When a bee appears before it, it reflects the bee. When an empty space appears before it, it reflects the empty space. When nothing appears before it, it reflects nothing. It is itself. No trace left on it. It is thus.
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