All That There Is
by Regis Boff
This has always been my favorite story.
The Buddha was walking down the road giving out little cakes to the children who followed him. A disciple asks him, ” Master, what is the realization of your existence? The Buddha puts down his bag and sits still for a very long time. Finally, another disciple comes to him and asks, “Master, what is the actualization of your existence? The Buddha gets up and continues to give out cakes.