A DIAPHANOUS PLANE (AWAKENING THE BUDDHA WITHIN)

In the meditative state an achieved plane is desired, a plane with  such shining translucency, that it takes on the characteristic of a perfectly formed icicle. This plane is prajna, the Sanskrit word for Wisdom. A common misconception among Westerners is that Buddhism, being a pessimistic, pantheistic religion, flouts moral conviction. Buddhism is neither pessimistic nor pantheistic and, rather than flouting moral conviction, Buddhism edifies ethical conduct as an essential goal attained through the wisdom from a life of meditation, as I will endeavor to show. First, in briefly addressing the charge of pantheism, I will quote Dom Aelred Graham, … Continue reading A DIAPHANOUS PLANE (AWAKENING THE BUDDHA WITHIN)