"Whoever wants to succeed in life, to feel free and perhaps to hold responsibility for others will have to skirt a few constricting rules. With nanny states encroaching ever more on people's lives and blocking their search for freedom, it is advisable to set one's own and humanistic standards in the world."
The six liberating actions are a motivational teaching for direct use in one’s life. As is generally known, Buddhism has a very practical aim and its view is exceedingly clear. No one gets enlightened from only hearing teachings. Lasting results come from real experiences and the changes they bring about. Because this is so important, Buddha gave much practical advice, which should never be seen as commandments but as help from a friend. Being neither a creator nor a judging god, he wants no followers nor students who are a flock of sheep. Instead he wants colleagues – mature people sharing his enlightenment and the massive responsibility it entails are his real goal.
This lecture will be given by Juan Franco, a traveling teacher that lives and works as director of an organic food company in Bogotá, Colombia.
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This lecture is free and starts at 7:30 pm in Union South at the UW campus. The Today in the Union screens ("DWB Meditation" listing) will tell you the specific room location.