Chenrezig, The Buddha of Compassion

We tend to default to focus. This only makes sense. The basic instruction for meditation is to focus on the breath and keep returning to that focus, ad infinitum.

But we have posited the idea that the Buddha’s enlightenment was quite literal. That his mind stream, or whatever we want to call the important part of a human that persists after the body dies, which must be what we are interested in and talking about — I don’t care much about…