I don’t care if he’s a very devout Buddhist veterinarian.
Last month, Dean Sheeter (whose name usually transports Franny when I mention it) approached me with his gracious smile and bull whip, and I am now lecturing to the faculty, their wives, and a few oppressively deep-type undergraduates every Friday on Zen and Ma-hayana Buddhism.
"As a matter of fact, that makes absolute sense," Franny said, "because in the Nembutsu sects of Buddhism, people keep saying ’Namu Amida Butsu’ over and over again—which means ’Praises to the Buddha’ or something like that—and the same thing happens.
There are no more uses of "Buddhism" in the book.
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Some Buddhists think the reason Buddha refused to answer some metaphysical questions is that they distract from the practical activity of realizing enlightenment.
Your dad is a Buddhist, but your mom is an atheist.