Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox is a weekly podcast that shares how to put the teachings of Buddhism into practice to be happier, more peaceful, or to become the spiritual warrior this world so desperately needs. JoAnn Fox has been teaching Buddhism for 17 years and does so with kindness and humor.
Does not make one an elder.
Someone ripe only in years
Is called “an old fool.”
It is through truth,
Dharma, harmlessness, restraint, and self-control,
That the wise one, purged of impurities
Is called “an elder.” (Verse 260-261)
The Eightfold Path...
In this episode we look at what it means to be an “Upholder of the Dharma” according to Buddha, and how we can, in a practical way, be one. In particular, we try to lessen the harm we do.
One does not uphold the Dharma
Only because one speaks a lot.
Having heard even a little,
What truly makes a person wise? Buddha answered this succinctly in the verse from the Dhammapada we examine during this episode. It is not merely one who talks about the dharma, he says, or that can wax philosophical on the teachings. Rather, it is a person that embodies three attributes…