Category: The Renegade Buddhist

Enlightenment: Do You Want Fries with That?

  By John Author A somber figure stands at the crossroads. You can go left, or you can go right (Fuck you). This is a “false dilemma,” and it pretty much dominates our entire lives. It permeates everything from grandiose ideals to mundane decisions—paper or plastic? Freedom can’t survive in a realm of limited choices. The outcome of those choices has already been determined by the one offering them. We’re usually offered A or B, but those aren’t the only options. There’s also C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J… We’re offered left or right, but there’s also forward,...

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Renegade Buddhism: The Community of Unified Loners.

  By John Author   Webster says that a renegade is, “Someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlled.” Another definition is, “An individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior.” So, The Renegade Buddhist is as good a title as any for this column. It’s taken me awhile to write this article. I approach writing the same way I approach music. Instead of doing extensive tweaking, I just toss the whole thing into the vault or the void and approach the theme from scratch. I’ve even done this with books before: 25,000 words, select all, delete. The last...

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