Korea National Parks


The monk Muhakdaesa and Lee Seonggye(King Taejo)

One day, King Taejo visited the great monk Muhakdaesa. The King wanted to have some fun, so he proposed they freely exchange jokes. “You look like a pig!” said Taejo to the monk.
But, Muhakdaesa replied, “And you sir look like Buddha to me.” King Taejo was confused, “We agreed to forget our politeness and make fun of each other. If you say I look like Buddha, how could that be funny?” asked the King. Muhakdaesa replied, “Pigs can only see other pigs and Buddha can only see Buddha.”
Hearing this Taejo realized he was yet immature in his character and come to admire Muhakdaesa even more.