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Not only is it the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Community, it is also the 60th anniversary of the first publication of ‘A Survey of Buddhism’, Sangharakshita’s seminal introduction (a rather weighty one) to Buddhism: ‘its doctrines and methods through the ages’. This book is studied by those training for ordination on ‘The Transcendental Principle’ retreat. Tiratanaloka are running that retreat right now, and to celebrate both anniversaries we will be giving you a quote each day. So for today’s quote….
The attainment of Enlightenment is a constantly recurring event in the universe, and the advent, after the elapsing of vast periods of time of an enlightened human being, an integral part of the structure and workings of phenomenal existence. Ch1.5