How Buddhism is understood by its adherence, depends entirely upon the conditioning of the mind of the individuals concerned. For some, the Buddha is a
This delusion has stained the mind for a very long time, and is the basis and driving force of the continuous cycle of life and death. This why it is often not possible for delusion to be wiped-out immediately, and why the Ch’an training requires certain prerequisite (and supportive) practices to
It just so happened that a cat came along and appears to embody the Buddha at that exact moment – and this made for an excellent photograph!
Within the Chinese Buddhist tradition, there are seven classes of disciples:
The created and the uncreated
Are like water and its waves.
Such is the respect within which he is held by the Communist government of China that he remains sitting whilst government officials stand in his presence.