He probably didn’t answer because there’s no instance of him saying that anywhere in the pali canon!
Check your fake buddha quotes.
The story is good, the message is good (although not entirely true… you can still get sick as a meditator), but misquoting the Buddha is what some may call, ‘evil’…
Very true! For one who cares about what the Buddha actually taught, it’s painful to see so many utterly bogus buddha quotes being blogged and reblogged by well-intentioned people. If a quote from the Buddha isn’t accompanied by a text reference (e.g., Dhammapada 1) look it up on http://www.fakebuddhaquotes.com/ before you reblog it!
Mohasambandhano loko, bhabbarūpova dissati.
Upadhibandhano bālo, tamasā parivārito.
Sassatoriva khāyati, passato natthi kiñcanan.
The world, bound in bewilderment, seems so solid.
Imprisoned by attachment, the fool is engulfed in darkness.
This world seems eternal. But for one who sees, there is nothing there at all.
We, the editors at Tricycle, put together this collection of post-its on our office wall several months ago as artwork to accompany Thanissaro Bikkhu’s essay "Lost in Quotation." These quotes might look nice on your refrigerator or make for pithy, popular tumblr posts, but all of…