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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Via Daily Dharma
Why Become Enlightened? | February 25, 2015
Why become enlightened? This is a
question I sometimes ask myself. The answer I give is twofold: to make
the world a better place and to avoid the pain of clinging to an
existence that is unhappy. My belief is that somewhere down the line
these two reasons converge: that my own ability to reach peace with
myself will benefit the whole world.