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From: (tom moran)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Re: Are there any non-Jew-hating revisionists?
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 1996 12:45:25 GMT
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X-Newsreader: Forte Agent .99c/16.141 (william c anderson) wrote:

>tom moran ( wrote:
>: (Allan Matthews) wrote:
>: >A monk asked Un Mun, "What is Buddha?"          
>: >Un Mun replied, "Dry shit on a stick."           
>:      Buddist hater?
>Ah.  I see that Tommy doesn't know anything about Buddhism, either.
>How unexpected.

        I know this is not the essence of Buddhism. If I would quote
something about Buddha, it wouldn't be this.

        I know a story of a monk and a disciple on a journey, where one
night it gets cold and the monk tells the disciple to build a fire.
The disciple complains there is nothing to burn. The monk says, 
'What about that', pointing to a wooden Buddha they have with them.
The disciple wails, 'But it is the Buddha'. The monk says it it is
only an image, not the essence.

        The three great observations of Buddha and thus the tenet, The
idea of eternal and constant change, the process of yin yang (the
necessity of differentials) and the universe as a harmonious whole.

        Founded on observations as opposed to mythological theorizations.

        All supported by what we know from present day physics, unto the


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