Buddha was walking through a village when he could see a large commotion brewing up ahead. It soon became clear that the excitement was due to an enraged elephant who was charging down the road in his direction. While others quickly ran for shelter, Buddha quietly sat down and began meditating in the middle of the road. As the crazed animal continued charging full bore toward him, Buddha remained calm in his being. Within a few feet of colliding with Buddha, the elephant was suddenly overcome by this strange figure’s aura of peace, tranquility, and love that the beast came to a full stop…and knelt down in front of him in reverence.