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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.

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