Thursday, June 28, 2012

That satire reply

An emperor and a zen monk came face to face for the first time.

The emperor ruled over a kingdom that practiced Buddhism and the monk was eager to meet with him, looking forward to sharing tales of enlightenment.

But when they met, the emperor decided to test the monk by saying to him:

“When you look at me, what do you see?”

“I see a Buddha,” answered the monk.

And what do you see when you look at me?”

“I see a pig!” countered the emperor.

Waiting to see the monk’s reaction, he said no more.

 The monk pondered for a moment, then said:

“A Buddha sees a Buddha; a pig sees a pig!”

Moral of the Story :  Self-respect and counter-argument are two different things.As said by Mahatma Gandhi : They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.   

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