Story: The Real Treasure
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Bodhidharma, born in Sri Lanka 500 years BC, was the third son of the king of this region Hindu. At the age of eight years, you could say that I had the satori. Here's why:
One day, his teacher, a great monk named Hanny Tara, King received a stone of inestimable value. The teacher asked the three princes:
-Do you know anything in this world that has a value larger than this stone?
The eldest prince responded:
-Only you, Teacher, has received this gift, you are in possession of the treasure of the earth more beautiful.
The second prince responded equally:
-While we were looking for all our lives, could not find in our world like a stone.
Bodhidharma, who was then eight years, said turn:
-It is a real treasure, a priceless treasure, but it is a treasure of this world, vulgar treasure. I also think that your presence is of great value. Understanding the value of this treasure is also a form of wisdom; however, This wisdom has no depth; understand that the diamond is a gemstone of more value than a piece of glass is social wisdom.
And Bodhidharma said:
-True wisdom is to understand ourselves.
Excerpted from the book The bowl and the Staff of the Master Deshimaru.