Do We Eat the Buddha?

My latest column at Buddhistdoor Global is about eating the Buddha’s head. Is it right?: “Right” is a pretty terrible translation of the Sanskrit word samma, which could be considered more like being in harmony. Saying something is harmonious sounds less judgy than saying it’s right, and when tweens think they are being judged, you can almost see a switch flip and they begin to rebel, shut down, or over-perform out of competitiveness. So we spent some time talking about what being in harmony means. They suggested wise alternatives to “right” like “being in the flow,” “being at peace,” “not fighting.” READ MORE

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