A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Via Buddhism on Beliefnet:
Daily Buddhist Wisdom
asked: "You say, Honored One, that a follower of the way does not need
to build up goodness and happiness. Why is that?"
The Buddha replied: "Subhuti, a true follower will express goodness and
happiness but will not be caught up in the concepts of goodness and
happiness. Thats why I say that he does not need to build up goodness
and happiness, which would only be concept traps, for goodness and
happiness will be there without any idea of them."