It’s Worse Than You Think

William B. Turner
2 min readJan 4
The Buddha

Buddhism is too honest to be as popular as it might be. Lots of people are happy with the Christian fairy tale of eternal life in this mythical heaven place, even after a lifetime of suffering, apparently, but they do not want to hear about how to escape the suffering right now.

Maybe that’s because Buddhism reminds them that they are suffering, or at least that human life is a series of disappointments. Even those of…

William B. Turner

Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.