Wednesday, October 3, 2012
"There's a very amusing story of a little disciple who comes to his Master and says, 'Oh Master, am I of the Buddha nature?'
And the Master says, 'No, you are not.'
'Well I've heard that all the stones, and all insects, and all the animals are manifestations of the Buddha--all beings. And I'm not?'
'Oh,' said the Master. 'It's true. All nature, all insects, all stones are manifestations of the Buddha nature. But not you.'
'Why not me?'
'Because you are asking the question!'"
-- Joseph Campbell