Pema Chodron: “I became a Buddhist because…”

Via elephant journal
on Jul 16, 2010
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“…because I hated my husband.”

And she’s not really kidding. Do we become Buddhist because we’re seeking to escape something? Sure. But, better yet, we become Buddhist because we want to, like the “Buddha” (which means the Awakened One) we simply want to wake up. What we’re doing right now isn’t working.

Pema Chodron:


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3 Responses to “Pema Chodron: “I became a Buddhist because…””

  1. […] just came across this delicious interview with Pema Chodron on Elephant Journal speaking to how she became a Buddhist. I guess the gateway […]

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  3. Wong Tho Kong says:

    Where thre is suffering there is Buddha.