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Sunday Apr 08, 2012

The Birthday of Buddha

buddha presence
Buddha Presence

On this day, also Easter, practitioners of the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, especially those in Japan, celebrate the birth of the Buddha.

Among the Buddha’s great teachings, he instructed others to find the truth for themselves. He knew that his dharma, his mission, was not to create an endless stream of students and disciples who forever remained in those roles. His mission was to set his fellows free from dogma and the cult of personality.

Listening to the Buddha is a clear and beautiful path, not the truth itself, which must be experienced first-hand. In this regard, are you a leader, or a follower? After your response, what did you expect?

The true artist leads, which comes at a price she must be willing to pony up with whatever is required and without hesitation.