Apprentice

Reflections on Buddhism

It happened by accident. I did not know that Buddhism was not a religion of faith – but of functional insight and active appreciative empathy. It is a sudden provision of profound, all-penetrating wisdom. It holds every possibility of practice, discovery, and guidance – no matter how difficult, painful, or easy my life may seem. Even in the strangest-looking mind-moments there is always a perfect practice. It has enabled me to let go of many normal daily obsessions, habits and animosities. It turns life from a diffuse monochrome into 3D-16:9-Dolby surround. Buddhism does not make my life easy, persistently peaceful, or less demanding – but human to the fullest extent.

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