Friday, February 17, 2006

Buddha and the Tiger

One day the Buddha was sitting under his favorite tree, teaching to those assembled as was his wont, when a tiger entered the park. People began fleeing.

One monk looked over at the person running alongside him and was astonished to see it was the Buddha himself. He asked "Why are you running like the rest of us, when you teach that reality is an illusion?"

Replied the Buddha "Sometimes you must treat a tiger as a tiger."

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