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The Buddha

Buddhism should be simple. Buddhist meditation should be simple.

Buddhism often is not simple.

We have no reason to think that anyone is trying to make Buddhism complicated.

The Buddha’s basic message is pretty simple:

  1. Life is full of dukkha, which people translate in various ways, including “stress,” “suffering,” “disappointment,” etc. No fun. No one wants dukkha
  2. The origin of dukkha is craving, or thirst. Desire. We want stuff and we don’t always get it.
  3. The end of dukkha is possible.
  4. The way to the end of dukkha is the Noble Eightfold Path.

The Noble Eightfold Path consists of

  1. Right…

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William B. Turner

Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.

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