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...
WHO AM I?
Another day, in the back yard of the Zen teacher's monastery, another learner asked him:
-Master, I would like to know who I am. -What for is it to know something like that? -Please teach me. -Do you see the oak tree over there? He asked back while looking at the tree. -Yes, I do. -It got the answer, go and ask it.
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