“Only Buddha has the wisdom

to see beyond the mist

On the road we have met,

I live as though I have died

he has killed me”

This is the death poem of the fictional samurai Fujita.  It is based on the Buddhist Koan, “If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.”

It is, of course, not meant to be taken literally.

In essence, if you think you understand the Buddha, you do not.  As such, you must eliminate that false knowledge from you mind and continue learning.

I like it, it goes to the heart of the way I feel about religion.  As a mortal, one cannot KNOW the Gods.  You can only have faith, which is clearly NOT the same thing as knowing.