There Are No Answers—Pursue Them Lovingly
Where isThe listOf thingsTo notWorship?
—Lawson Fusao Inada, “The List,” from “In So Doing,” in Legends from Camp1
DURING THE BUDDHA’S life, the monks in his organization, the sangha, developed an elaborate system of rules, responding to everyday situations. Just before the Buddha died, he told the monks they could get rid of all but the few major rules. Trouble was, they couldn’t discern which ones were major and which were minor, so the book of rules has grown amazingly rigid and indeed become a sacred text. This ...