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The Daily Dharma – July 28, 2021

Still life oil painting of a green apple resting on a purple fabric set on a soft yellow background.
Purple Green Apple Painting Seamus Berkeley

The return to the forest of the body, then, necessitates our willingness to step beyond any and all adherence to the past and its traditions. At the same time, for me and in this book, it is the ancient and venerable Buddhist tradition itself that that provides guidance and many of the means to accomplish this process. It is interesting to consider how Buddhism – itself so “traditional” – points the way beyond any and all human traditions and right now, calls us into the chaos of the naked, spiritual life.

Reginald Ray
from Touching Enlightenment; Finding Realization in the Body
Chapter: The Ultimate Challenge of Buddhism