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.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Today's Daily Dharma: What the Buddha Taught
What the Buddha Taught
Buddha taught that we should practice helping others while cultivating
deep concentration, compassion, and wisdom. He further taught that
enlightenment is not a mystical, transcendent experience but an ongoing
process, calling for intimacy and transparency; and that suffering
diminishes when confusion and fear change into openness and strength.