Refusing a Gift

Jan 12, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   Food For Thought  //  No Comments

I came across this fantastic quote today, courtesy of Clive Gott, from a conversation between Buddha and one of his followers:

“If I offer a gift and you refuse that gift, to whom then does the gift belong?”

The follower answered “It belongs still to you.”

“So,” said the Buddha “if I offer an insult and you refuse to accept it, to whom then does that insult belong?”

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