The “Fifth” Noble Truth

Posted on May 24, 2009


“The fifth truth, the truth of Bringing the Teachings Home…”

~Hilda G. Baldoquin

Cuban-born Soto Zen priest

Editor of “Dharma, Color & Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism” (2004)

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Buddhadharma Comes Full Circle

“Siddharta Gautama, who became Shakyamuni Buddha, was a person of color living in the north of India. In the centuries after his death, the seeds of the Buddhadharma took root in the hearts of many people of color as it migrated to Sri Lanka, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, and Vietnam. The dharma is coming full circle. It is coming back to the ears, hearts, and hands of people of color, where it began many centuries and generations ago…”

Picture of Kamala

From “Dharma, Color and Culture” (Parallax Press, 2004)

~Kamala Masters

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