thinking Buddhism is a discipline

thinking Buddhism is a discipline

Why are we becoming Buddhist? Why are we following the Dharma, the path of Dharma. And what is it that we are following? I think for many of us we think Buddhism is just a discipline. It is a discipline. It is some form of an ethic. Specially Confucius people like us. We love ethic. We strive based on ethic. We have heard a lot to be obedient to the father and the mother, the grandparents, the ancestors, the master. All of that. Yes. And I have a feeling that again this sense of putting too much emphasize on ethic, morality and discipline is overwriting the real Buddhism. Real Buddhism, as we talked yesterday, is an art to destroy the paranoia. An art to destroy obsession. Remember the example of shoes, the bed room shoes, when you manage to throw up in the sky and then you relax. That is Buddhism. Really. CCL, couldn’t care less. That is real Buddhism. But we instead try to become, we have become so paranoid.

The Three Levels of Perception, Singapore 2003

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