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The Entire Teaching of Buddhism

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This  is Chapter 3 (in its entirety) of Jack Kornfield’s 1983 book Living Buddhist Masters:

The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way:

Nothing is worth holding on to.

If you let go of everything,

Objects
Concepts
Teachers
Buddha
Self
Senses
Memories
Life
Death
Freedom

then all suffering will cease. The world will appear in its pristine self-existing nature, and you will experience the freedom of the Buddha.

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Written by virtualsatsang

November 11, 2010 at 7:40 am

Posted in Meditation, Quotes

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