There are no great things in life: life consists of small things. But if you know how to rejoice in them, you transform them into great things. In the hands of a Buddha, even ordinary water becomes wine. That’s exactly the meaning of the miracle that is said to have been done by Jesus: that he turned water into wine. Only fools think that it is literally true. It is symbolically true.

In the hands of Jesus, water is wine. You can get drunk on simple, pure water. It depends on how you drink. It does not depend on the drink, it depends on the drinker. I am telling you this from my experience. I don’t mix soda and whiskey, I mix soda and soda — and it works.