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...
SITTING ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
Time to time sitting on the top of the mountain alone. The moon's shining in the sky. There is neither the seer nor the seen, Neither the maker nor the made, Neither the knower nor the known. All's still and quiet. Alone! Absolutely Alone! When got down and back to the cave, The head's still intact and without a single hair on it.
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