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  The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story: One year on... continue...

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BODHISATTVA & BUDDHA
One day the deluded old man was asked by a man:
-How do you define a Bodhisattva?
-A Bodhisattva is the one who will not sink when walking on water and will not get burned when going through fire?
-And how do you define a Buddha?
-A Buddha is the one who will not sink when walking on water, and will not get burned when going through fire.
-So, what is the difference between a Bodhisattva an a Buddha?
-When a Buddha wants to sink, he immediately sinks or when he wants to get burned, he immediately get burned.
Meanwhile a Bodhisattva can't sink even when he wants to sink, he can't get burned even when he wants to get burned.

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