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...
A REAL READER
The real reader would open his mind and read it carefully - thoughts and feelings - see how they arise, how they last, how they disappear, see how they effect on himself and others in expressing, acting or doing. When he sees all of this clearly, understands all of this thoroughly, then he is ready for a start.
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