Here is the thing. I know that as a Buddhist, the whole world is not looking to me, but to the Dalai Lama, for the Ultimate example of how to behave, forgive, assist and live, but I take the responsibility of providing an example VERY seriously. If someone sees me lie, steal, kill, rape…then they will have no other logical deduction than to credit my participation in Buddhism as either hypocritical or they might assume that Buddhism is flawed. I am not perfect for sure, but every step I take, I am mindful of what it says to my fellow man regarding the Philosophic Path I have taken. I do not behave the way I do on behalf of Buddhism, I reflect upon Buddhism to help me determine the way I behave.
November 24, 2010
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