Posted by: Upāsaka | 12/07/2020

Spiritual Warrior

The longer I practice, the more I am coming to view the Path as requiring the qualities of a warrior. I know that the Lord Buddha himself came from the warrior care and often used martial analogies in his teaching and masters like Ajahn Mun have done the same so I feel that I’m not completely astray. Nonetheless, the idea of a spiritual warrior engaged in warfare with the kilesas is not one I have found to be overly common in the Western lay community. Regardless, it is something I’ll continue to work with until I find that it’s either no longer useful or has become an obstacle in itself.

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