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|Fat Budai (Hotei)|
Budai is a jolly bodhisattva, a chubby monk who used to give out candy to kids from a big sack he lugged around like an Asian Santa.
The sort of balance one practices in the body can often also be achieved with a skateboard or through martial arts.
|I'm not the Buddha; I'm Budai.|
Whereas serenity settles the heart/mind, insight purifies it through the intrinsic liberating power of wisdom.
There is something sublime and addictive about playing with the planet as it sloshes its frothy brine onto shore. Kids in Hawaii are addicted to their sport and can spend all day everyday on the waves, as many Westerners have come to find out.
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The Buddha would not have liked being branded for the sake of increasing sales of anything. His mission, and ours, is promoting freedom -- liberation from samsara and suffering and the realization of enlightenment and nirvana in this very life.
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