In Tokyo in the Meiji era there lived two prominent teachers of opposite characteristics. One, Unsho, an instructor in Shingon, kept Buddha's precepts scrupulously. He never drank intoxicants, nor did he eat after eleven o'clock in the morning....
BODHISATTVA & BUDDHA
One day the deluded old man was asked by a man: -How do you define a Bodhisattva? -A Bodhisattva is the one who will not sink when walking on water and will not get burned when going through fire? -And how do you define a Buddha? -A Buddha is the one who will not sink when walking on water, and will not get burned when going through fire. -So, what is the difference between a Bodhisattva an a Buddha? -When a Buddha wants to sink, he immediately sinks or when he wants to get burned, he immediately get burned. Meanwhile a Bodhisattva can't sink even when he wants to sink, he can't get burned even when he wants to get burned.
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