[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: The Buddhist Journey
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Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week
October 20, 2005
THE BUDDHIST JOURNEY
The Buddhist journey is a journey from beginning to end in which the end is
also the beginning....It is an ongoing journey [in a vehicle] without
reverse and without brakes. It is an ongoing process. Beginning this
journey is committing yourself to a particular karmic flow, a karmic chain
reaction. It is like being born. When you are born, nobody can say, "That
was just a rehearsal" and take the whole thing back. Once you are born, you
keep on growing up, growing older, becoming aged, more aged, and then
finally you die. When you are born, there is a certain amount of commitment
involved -- to be born as a human child from a mother's womb, with parents,
with a house, and so on. This Buddhist journey is a very definite one,
absolutely definite, and that is why it is called Buddhism. Although "ism"
is a rather ugly suffix, it is a definite "ism." It is a "Buddha-ism,"
because we are trying to imitate Buddha's journey.
From THE LION'S ROAR: An Introduction to Tantra, page 3. Edited by Sherab
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