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“Those of us in the jaded and desperate West who hear the resonance of truth in the teachings of the…
December 12th, 2011
"Those of us in the jaded and desperate West who hear the resonance of truth in the teachings of the Buddha must hear also that urging to act, to start an inner rebellion against our ancient sloth and stupidity. Yet the more we ponder, the more we recognize the enormity of the task, and an understandable reaction is to set about redefining just what has to be done and just how prudent it might be to fling ourselves into action. The danger here so typical in our comfortable and seductive society is to forget the radical imperative of suffering and try to make over Buddhism into a tame amalgam of platitudes suitable for pleasant contemplation praising it in order to avoid practicing it. Indeed, Buddhism is rational, patient, deep in wisdom, but should we then just bask in its reflected light?

Complacency is death." Leonard Price © (1982)
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