Yaksan’s true Buddha (1)

On Buddha’s Birthday Master Yaksan saw one of his students bathing the statue of baby Buddha, and asked him, “You can wash this Buddha as you please, but can you bath the true Buddha?” Then, the student answered, “Bring it to me.”

Student: “How can we wash the true Buddha?”

Master: “Washing it is staining it.”


The Buddha’s body has no surface.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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