I’m human and he’s divine

I’m human and he’s divine

I invited the Buddha and God into a room
and smiled at them, and they smiled back.

Aren’t you really the same? I asked.
Well no, said God, he’s human and I’m divine.
Then they both laughed uproariously together.
Naturally I joined in.

Do you have any advice for me? I asked.

Don’t just leave me in a statue on your shelf,
said the Buddha. Take me with you.
When you walk along the path
and see the world through my eyes
reality opens up in a different way.

And don’t just leave me up in heaven,
said God. It’s a bit remote up there.
Take me with you.
When you walk along the path
and see the world through my eyes
all becomes divine.

And are you really omniscient? I asked God.
Well I’ve no idea what dumb-ass question
you’re going to ask next, said God.
But keep them coming anyway, said the Buddha.
I noticed they were holding their sides now.

Aren’t you really the same? I asked again.
Well no, said the Buddha, I’m human and he’s divine.
Then they both laughed uproariously together.
Naturally I joined in.

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