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Buddhism: The Best Way to Attain Buddhahood

The best way to attain Buddhahood is to encounter a good friend,

How far can can our wisdom take us,

If we have even enough wisdom to distinguish hot from cold,

We should seek out a good friend,

But encountering a good friend is the hardest possible thing to do,

For this reason, the Buddha likened it to the rarity of a one-eyed turtle finding a floating log with a hollow in it just the right size to hold him,

Or to the difficulty of trying to lower a thread from the Brahma heaven and pass through the eye of a needle on the earth.

–Nichiren

(Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the philosophy)

Muslim, Optimist, History/Political Science Prof. with no class. An Endurer of SPMS, T1 Diabetes and life.

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