Thursday, November 9, 2006

Taking a leak in front of Buddha

I recall reading a story once about a senior Buddhist monk who lifted his robe next to two novices in front of a statue of the Buddha in a courtyard and relieved himself. When the novices objected to performing such a bodily function in front of the Buddha, the senior monk replied, "Where could I go where the Buddha isn't present?"

Good story, good lesson. But what if that hadn't been the novices' reason for objecting? Could there have been a good reason to object to the senior monk's behavior?

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