Happiness Above All Else

From what I have seen, most Western Buddhists are not so concerned about the buddhadharma. You have no real thought of learning the full breadth of the teachings in order to master them. Yes, to master them for your own development, but also in order to preserve the continuity of the teachings for future generations. Most of the Western Buddhists that I have come to know seem only to be interested in feeling happy. You focus on meditation because you think it will make you feel peaceful and comfortable. Those of you who are concerned about the long-term welfare of others and the buddhadharma are rare. But maybe that doesn’t only apply to Western Buddhists.

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