Originally Posted by lycan
The story of Buddah is a corrupt retelling of the christian story. Buddah's father is God, the father, who provides everything. Buddah turns away from the father, as man turns away from Eden in Genesis. He turns into a beggar and chooses death. Yet his father keeps reminding him that he is a prince.
My boyfriend's favorite Zen parable:
Master has tea and biscuits with disciples. Master throws fan at one, shouting, what's that? Disciple catches and fans self; master says, good, good! Master throws other fan at other disciple, shouting, what's that? Other disciple catches and serves master biscuit with fan; master claps, good, good!