There’s a story that turns up regularly in books about Buddhism and other Eastern religions. It seems that a king was intensely interested in understanding his faith, so he was in the habit of calling a wise old monk to his chambers when he had a burning question.
One day the king summoned the monk and asked, “Venerable One, what holds up the Earth?”.
The monk replied, “Highness, the Earth rests on the back of a turtle.”
The king thanked his mentor, and sent him away.