One day a famous government officer met a highly respected edlerly master. Being conceited, he wanted to prove that he was the superior person.
As their conversation drew on, he asked the master, “Old monk, do you know what I think of you and the things you said?”
The master replied, “I don’t mind what you think of me. You are entitled to have your own opinion.”
The officer snorted, “Well, I will tell you what I think anyway. In my eyes, you are just like a pile of old rot!”
The master simply smiled and stayed quiet.
Seeing that his insult had fallen into deaf ears, he asked curiously, “And what do you think of me?”
The master said, “In my eyes, you are just like the Buddha.”
Hearing this remark, the officer left happily and bragged to his wife about the incident.
His wife said to him, “You conceited fool! When a person has a heart like a pile of old rot, he sees everyone in that light. The elderly master has a heart like that of the Buddha, and that is why in his eyes, everyone, including you, is like the Buddha!”
About Bed Time Stories
Our aim for the public launch of the project and the stories, is that this service will be freely available to all children via the internet and, funds permitting, will be delivered through street cinema and orphanages to children in impoverished areas and circumstances.
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