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    Stone statue of Buddha (India)

    Buddha (Sanskrit, Pali, others: literally Awakened One or Enlightened One, from the root: √budh, "to awaken") is a title used in Buddhism for anyone who has discovered enlightenment (bodhi), although it is commonly used to refer to Siddhartha Gautama, the historical founder of Buddhism.



    101. Buddha's Zen[edit]

    Buddha said: "I consider the position of kings
    and rulers as the of dust motes. I observe treasu-
    res of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles.
    I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags
    I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit,
    and the greatest lake in India as the drop of water on my foot.
    I percieve the teachings of the world to be the illusion of
    magicians. I discern the highest conception of emancipation
    as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the holy path of the
    illuminated ones as flowers appearing in one's eyes. I see
    meditation as a pillar of a mountain, Nirvana as a nightmare of daytime.
    I look upon the judgement of right and wrong as the serpentine
    dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces
    left by the four seasons."
    Zen Flesh, Zen Bones pg. 82

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