We often hear about the 'ideal home', the 'ideal car', the 'ideal holiday'…but is there such a thing as an ideal man or woman?
According to Buddhism there is. A Buddha is a fully perfected human being, one who has developed the qualities of awareness, love, and energy - germinal in us all - to a peak of excellence. According to Buddhism, Enlightenment is the natural ideal for humankind.
The Ideal of Human Enlightenment
What Meditation Really Is
The Meaning of Spiritual Community
Under these three headings, Sangharakshita - an outstanding figure in the Western Buddhist world - leads us into a straightforward and practical encounter with the ideals and methods of Buddhism.