One day the head monk said during his dharma talk, “Everything is the Buddha. There is nowhere without the Buddha.” After the talk, a monastic asked him, “May I take a pee here in this Buddha Hall?” The head monk, getting upset, scolded the monastic, “How crazy you are to think of taking a pee before the Buddha!” The monastic responded, “You said that there is no place where the Buddha is not. Tell me where the Buddha is not and I will take a pee there.” The head monk couldn’t answer.
Student: “Where should we take a pee when there is no place without the Buddha?”
Master: “The Buddha doesn’t take a pee.”
There is no toilet in the Buddha Land.
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