Today I celebrated “Buddha Day” at the National Headquarters of the Tzu Chi Foundation in San Dimas, California.
I was treated graciously and had an inspiring and wonderful time at their annual event held on “Mother’s Day.”
Buddha’s Birthday is April 8 and somehow Shaolin Chi Mantis needs to celebrate and promote the event on April 8 as an awareness of Buddha and Buddhism. Mostly, it needs to bring some truth back to the religion which used to be called, “The Truth.”
We need to take the Gods out of Buddhism. Remove the chanting and make the prayers self-written if any.
Wisdom needs to be worshipped, not invented Gods and… well, I actually spent the first dozen years of my life trying not to piss off my Catholic Zeus God. It kept me in line… a little bit. So I’m not opposed to Gods. But might as well let millennials choose their Google Gods–and maybe their spirituality will be possible…