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Why did the ancient master say that he would beat the holy Buddha to death?

Why did the ancient master say that he would beat the holy Buddha to death?

When Buddha was born, he said, “In the whole universe only I exist.” About this, an ancient master commented, “If I had seen him doing so, I would have beaten him to death and have thrown him to hungry dogs.”

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Student: “Why did the ancient master say that he would beat the holy Buddha to death?”
Master: “Because what you can beat to death is not Buddha.”

Commentary:
When you have beaten Buddha to death, He will reveal himself smiling before your eyes.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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