I had a few classes on Buddhism in college. I memorized the Four Noble Truths, the eightfold path, a few Sanskrit words, some names and dates and holy sites, some fables and mythology, some far-out stuff I don’t remember. There aren’t many Buddhists in the Tennessee hills where I live. You don’t see anyone around in burgundy robes, or robes of any kind, really. No one carries a begging bowl. I haven’t talked at length with many practitioners lately.
That really speaks, J.F.--so relevant. I've been running across the thought lately; it is enough. I am a bit older(maybe a younger old man!), so am somewhat settled. But contrasting that with diminishing years that I don't wish to waste; I don't want to regret trying the new. But that anchor, that reference point, he is enough. Yes.