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Buddha (Sanskrit, Pali, others: literally Awakened One or Enlightened One, from the root: √budh, "to awaken") is a title used in [[Buddhism]] for anyone who has discovered [[enlightenment]] (bodhi), although it is commonly used to refer to [[Siddhartha Gautama]], the historical founder of Buddhism.
 
Buddha (Sanskrit, Pali, others: literally Awakened One or Enlightened One, from the root: √budh, "to awaken") is a title used in [[Buddhism]] for anyone who has discovered [[enlightenment]] (bodhi), although it is commonly used to refer to [[Siddhartha Gautama]], the historical founder of Buddhism.
  
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===101. Buddha's Zen===
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Buddha said: "I consider the position of kings<br>
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and rulers as the of dust motes. I observe treasu-<br>
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res of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles.<br>
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I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags<br>
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I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit,<br>
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and the greatest lake in India as the drop of water on my foot.<br>
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I percieve the teachings of the world to be the illusion of<br>
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magicians. I discern the highest conception of emancipation<br>
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as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the holy path of the <br>
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illuminated ones as flowers appearing in one's eyes. I see <br>
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meditation as a pillar of a mountain, Nirvana as a nightmare of daytime.<br>
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I look upon the judgement of right and wrong as the serpentine <Br>
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dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces <br>
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left by the four seasons."<br>
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''Zen Flesh, Zen Bones pg. 82''
 
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Stone statue of Buddha (India)

Buddha (Sanskrit, Pali, others: literally Awakened One or Enlightened One, from the root: √budh, "to awaken") is a title used in Buddhism for anyone who has discovered enlightenment (bodhi), although it is commonly used to refer to Siddhartha Gautama, the historical founder of Buddhism.



101. Buddha's Zen

Buddha said: "I consider the position of kings
and rulers as the of dust motes. I observe treasu-
res of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles.
I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags
I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit,
and the greatest lake in India as the drop of water on my foot.
I percieve the teachings of the world to be the illusion of
magicians. I discern the highest conception of emancipation
as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the holy path of the
illuminated ones as flowers appearing in one's eyes. I see
meditation as a pillar of a mountain, Nirvana as a nightmare of daytime.
I look upon the judgement of right and wrong as the serpentine
dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces
left by the four seasons."
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones pg. 82