Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Amend the Scriptures

Book cover of Book cover via AmazonI am reading/meditating on a great little book called "The Song of the Bird".  It's a collection of very short wisdom stories collected by Anthony De Mello.  I read this one last night and wanted to share it with you and get your thoughts on it:

Someone said to the Buddha,
"The things you teach, sir, are not to be found in scripture"

"Then put them in there." said Buddha

After an embarrassed pause the man went on to say,
"May I be so bold as to suggest, sir, that some of the things you teach actually contradict the scriptures?"

"Then the scriptures need amending." said Buddha
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