The Wise Doctor

In this video John discusses a parable in chapter three of the Nirvana sutra describing Buddhist teachings as medicine, and the Buddha as being like a skilful doctor. John explains liberation not as an intellectual grasping or orienting of the believer around some kind of ultimate ‘truth’, but a compassionate strategy aimed at relieving suffering which orients itself around the particular ailments of the ‘patient’.   

Kusen given on 14th Septemer 2020