Letters: Nov. 3, 1997

THE AMERICANIZATION OF BUDDHISM

Congratulations on the informative articles on Buddhism, American-style [RELIGION, Oct. 13]. As you pointed out, the Four Noble Truths that expound on the sudden flash of insight that the Buddha received some 2,500 years ago have stood the test of time. These basic truths are as relevant to late 20th century America as they were to 6th century B.C. India. Trials and tribulations are constant factors in daily living, and meditation can only make good sense as a tool to get in touch with our inner core and the spiritual self to weather life's troubles. OM SAHAI...

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