Always Learning

The World of LearningSince finding Nichiren Buddhism last year, even though I have been a Buddhist for over ten years, I have developed a huge thirst for learning.

I have a growing collection of books, only today the Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism arrived from Amazon. Over 1000 pages of definitions, days, months and years of fascination.

Every day I try to add a little to my knowledge of the religion, either the tradition, the practice or the background. Every bit makes my life more complete and like a snowball rolling down a hill, the greater the knowledge, the more momentum it gains.

I have also found a study group, in Salisbury, and although I’ve missed the first couple of lessons, on ‘What do we mean by Happiness?’ and ‘States of Mind – The Ten Worlds’, the next one is ‘What is Karma all about?’ which will be very interesting.

Another interesting discovery, on Edward Canfor-Dumas’ website, that other people have been giving away copies of his book, The Buddha, Geoff and Me. As you know, I am a huge fan of the book and my Bodhisattva nature compels me to pass on the good news.

So, the more I learn, the more I find Buddhism working. I realise it may not be for everyone, and that many have their own beliefs. But if you are looking for a way to make your life happier, more fulfilling and need an anchor to steady the ship, I thoroughly recommend giving it a try.

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