You Have Nothing to Prove

William B. Turner
1 min readOct 14, 2022
The Buddha

I have nothing to prove.

No one has anything to prove.

Perhaps the most pernicious aspect of the culture of the modern United States is the constant message that we all need to prove ourselves all of the time.

The Buddha said we are already enlightened, we just need to realize it. Ajahn Sumedho expects people to doubt him if he tells them that they are already perfect.

This news is very freeing if you take it to heart.

You can come to see yourself in such terms if you keep up your consistent meditation practice long enough.

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