Today after visiting a local high Anglican Church that I finally found open, I went to a local unofficial Vietnamese Buddhist temple. I say unofficial as the local council has not provided me with permission to worship in the Buddhist gangham style . . .
The temple garden is full of wonderful things, for example hordes of fierce looking Boddhisattva monk statues, a nuns house, barbecue, shrine with offerings of beer and choccy biscuits . . .
Buddhism is often in our minds portrayed in a particular way. Perhaps geared around ahisma, gentleness or compulsory suffering.
However there is joy and fierce determination in Dharma and . . . [?] Well what?
What part of Dharma/The Three Jewels/Buddhism has surprised you and recently offered a new understanding?
OM YA HA HUM (as those of us needing council like to say)