Monday, January 17, 2011

A butcher becomes a Budda

fàng xià tú dāo,lì dì chéng fó

放下屠刀 立地成佛

the butcher who lays down his cleaver, at once becomes a Buddha

a butcher becomes a Buddha the moment he drops his cleaver; a wrongdoer achieves salvation as soon as he gives up evil.

lay down butcher's knife, become a Buddha on the spot (idiom); instant rehabilitation / to repent and be absolved of one's crimes

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