Marie Rose White on what being ”Buddhist” really means to her.
If I met Buddha on the road, would he care whether or not I called myself a Buddhist?
Would it matter whether I identified as Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Zen, Tibetan, Pure Land……
Would he care if I chanted sutras correctly or whether I practiced Tonglen vs. Zazen?
Would it matter if I looked the part, wearing saffron robes, or robes at all? What if I wore my hair long, and had on a short skirt that day?
If I met Buddha on the road, would I slow down enough to even recognize him? Or would I leave him in my wake as I raced to catch the bus?
I’m new to this highway, to this Dharma road. Continued