Two things I appreciate/interest me about the Thai Forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism: 1) that the ideal "teacher" is not a guru or someone to be obeyed, but a "noble friend," who is interested in one’s well-being and 2) that even those who are considered enlightened (by their observers) observe the training rules and boundaries practiced by the newest members of the order.

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Rev Christie

She/Her ~ Contemplative Minister at Deep South Dharma and The Beautiful Human School on Teachable. Tip to donate to Buddhist Global Relief and relieve hunger.