Friday, September 26, 2003

Thich Nhat Hanh - Buddhists take over Wisconsin.

I'm exaggerating. I'm with this guy

"This is not meant to be a religious event," says Maples. "You don't see any statues of the Buddha. You don't see any chanting or incense. [But] whatever helps people be ethical and moral and do the next right thing in front of them, I'm all for it, as long as it's inclusive and not exclusive."

And, as Hanh says

"It is not necessary to become a Buddhist to profit from the teachings of the Buddha. You don't have to be Chinese to enjoy Chinese food."

I take wisdom where it can be found. Do I think Buddhism might take people the wrong way on some matters? Absolutely, but this is no crisis.

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