Monday, December 3, 2012

Kerouacian Christology

"And after all, a lot of people say he is Maitreya, the Buddha prophesied to appear after Sakyamuni, you know Maitreya means ‘Love’ in Sanskrit and that’s all Christ talked about was love," said Jack Kerouac's charecter Ray Smith in The Dharma Bums. For all my interest in Buddhism over the years I never heard this nor deduced it, and yet it seems so obvious.

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Blogger Mark D. said...

Ah, a great quote from a great book -- a Buddhist friend of mine gave me a copy of Dharma Bums when I was in law school, thinking it would give a much better insight into Buddhism than I had at the time. And she was right!

December 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM  

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