Reflections

How old are you ?

Child’s Question: How old are you?

Thay: Well, how old are you first?

Child: I am six, almost seven.

Thay: Listen, I am going to give you a good answer. I am the continuation of the Buddha, so I am 2,600 years old.

Child: Oh!

Thay: I am also the continuation of my father, so I am 110 years young. I know that you are my continuation and I feel that I am in you, so at the time I am six years old also. That is true, because I have been reborn in that child. He will carry me into the future. So I am quite young. I am six years old. If you look around, you see me a little bit everywhere. I have different ages. Okay?”

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