Not Far From Buddhahood
A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: "Have you even read the Christian Bible?"
No, read it to me,said Gasan.
The student opened the Bible and read from St. Matthew: "And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the fieldhow they grow. They toil notneither do they spinand yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these...Take therefore no thought for the morrowfor the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself."
Gasan said: "Whoever uttered those words I consider and enlightened man."
The student continued reading: "Ask and it shall be given youseek and ye shall findknock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receivethand he that seeketh findethand to him that knockethis shall be opened."
Gasan remarked: "That is excellent. Whoever said that is not far from Buddhahood."