At our regular Tuesday night meeting one of our Sangha members shared the following quote which they had brought along…
“Are You A Buddhist?”
Buddhism is a convenient label for the life she has chosen to live—No more.
The point (of Buddhism) isn’t ‘to become a Buddhist’, to declare an identity, to reject anything else. The point is to look at, explore and if you wish, to try and live a certain way of life – a way of not harming yourself or others ,having compassion for yourself and others, building concentration, experimenting with mindfulness, developing Wisdom and Insight.
It’s a way of life; it’s not in Lockdown with a certain kind of language or belief or adherence to belief.
The Buddha did not teach Buddhism.
The Buddha taught a way of Life.