The theist sees the Big Dipper
and says that it is a giant sauce pan created by God.
The Atheist sees the Big Dipper
and says that it is merely a constellations of stars that resembles a sauce pan.
The Buddhist sees the Big Dipper
and says that in fact there is no Big Dipper,
but only an attachment to appearances that arise in the mind.
What do you think?
Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth. Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.