Depressing Buddhism

Chenrezig, The Buddha of Compassion

From the unawakened perspective, the core message of Buddhism looks pretty depressing. We have seen that a common translation of “dukkha,” the term the Buddha used for the human condition, is “suffering.” I think “disappointment” might be better. Especially in the modern United States, while we have people who are suffering, we have not nearly as many as a lot of other places on the earth and the common complaint here and now seems to be more…




Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.

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William B. Turner

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Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.

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