Jun 1, 2017

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Letter No. 172 to disciples: “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall” or disrespectful language and delusional thinking?

Letter No. 172 to disciples: “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall” or disrespectful language and delusional thinking? Dear disciples, The dish called “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall” on the menu On the fourth floor of the Baoz Dimsum restaurant, crowded with diners, was I and two disciples sitting at a table waiting to order. I had a quick glance at the menu, suddenly, I was staggered with the dish called “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall”. There is a legend that explains such a sacrilegious name, it goes like this: “It said about 1200 years ago during the Tang Dynasty, there was an unknown high-rank monk arriving in Fujian province to preach the Buddhist discourse. There was a restaurant next to the temple where the monk lived. The chief started cooking this dish and the smell spread over to a nearby Buddhist monastery, where the monk was meditating. Although the monk is


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