Silence

Chenrezig, The Buddha of Compassion

Silence may be the best option. When people asked him certain questions, the Buddha simply sat silent, refusing to answer. Typically, he did so because he believed that any answer would only cause more confusion, which he wished to avoid, as any good teacher would.

An important concept on the Buddhist path is papanca, pronounced, “papancha,” which has several meanings, but many modern scholars translate as conceptual proliferation. I won’t deny…

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William B. Turner

William B. Turner

Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.