How to be Real Buddhist

How to be a real “Buddhist”? Not in such a way that we stick to some religion and do some prescribed rituals, or that we sign in to some organization. A true Buddhist in Pali language is called “upāsaka,” meaning "the one who sits near" – sitting near means that one is close to the Dhamma, near the truth – not an ideological, doctrinal truth, but a truth that awakens us from the addiction of views, which bring us nothing but uncertainty and fear. … For those who want to be a true and genuine person who would like to be close to the Buddha, I have gathered here for you 20 tips that come from the Buddha. These guidelines are the most basic and necessary before we can even comprehend the depth of the Buddha's teaching or the depth of this experience.

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