Thursday, August 13, 2009

Funny Thought: Manifestation

Not my original funny thought, but a funny story I heard in China.

A Chinese Buddhist teacher used to tell his friends that he thought Jesus Christ was a manifestation of Guan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

He realized that many of his Christian friends were very offended.

So he changed his story. Now he tells his friends that he thinks Guan Yin is a manifestation of Jesus Christ.

And now, everybody is happy.

(Related: I had no access to Blogger in China, which is why I wasn't able to post for the last 3 weeks.)


  1. If only we all had the wisdom to let a silly point go and still be able to convey the core of one's message. Thanks for the lesson, Meng.

  2. Nice site. Saw the article about you in Shambhala Sun. Congrats. I'm a retired science professor (Ph.D. science education) and have gone into working on awareness and pure awareness. I know the scientific method. I would like to help you on your quest for world peace if I can. My website is and youtube video is Conscousness Levels - attain the highest. Best of luck. Neil Crenshaw