Anyone walking about Chinatowns in America with observe statues of a stout fellow carrying a linen sack. Chinese merchants call him Happy Chinaman or Laughing Buddha.
This Hotei lived in the T'ang dynasty. He had no desire to call himself...
WHAT IS CALLED IGNORANCE?
Posted on Aug.20.2009 @ 11:07PM EDT by chontri
Bhikkhus, what is ignorance? Not knowing suffering, Not knowing the origin of suffering, Not knowing the cessation of suffering, Not knowing the path leading to the cessation of suffering. This is called ignorance.
From "Samyutta Nikaya" of the Buddha Adapted from the Vietnamese version.
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