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Emperor Liang (or Wu Ti) was a devout Buddhist who asked Bodhidharma, “What merit have I achieved through my good works?”
“None whatsoever, ” was the reply.
“What is then is the essence of Buddhism?”
“Vast emptiness, nothing holy.”
“Who addresses me in such a fashion?” asked the infuriated emperor.
“Not known,” was the reply.

– from 1001 Pearls of Buddhist Wisdom

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