True Path to Enlightenment

artwork by Joni Eareckson Tada

A PBS special about the Buddha described his tedious quest for enlightenment. He reportedly drank his own urine, slept on nails, practiced Eastern meditation, ate a single grain of rice a day, was disappointed in gurus . . . six years of self-torture. Commenting on that list of deprivations, the Dalai Lama chuckled and said that, yes, reaching enlightenment is…

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