Method in the Madness

I should not be doing what I am doing.

I have read that, when people from the United States first started traveling to Asia to study Buddhism with enlightened masters, they despaired that no enlightened masters existed any more because no one advertised themselves as such.

This was a very American misunderstanding. In the United States, the prevailing ethos is, if you got it, flaunt it. It pays to advertise.

Few Asians, and fewer Buddhist Asians, think this way. Enlightened Buddhist masters do not advertise themselves as such. Enlightened…

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