[Buddha-l] Origin of the confession ritual

Jayarava jayarava at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 15 10:14:35 MDT 2009

--- On Mon, 15/6/09, Richard Hayes <rhayes at unm.edu> wrote:

> Thanks for the reference. Now I can go check the current
> state of my memory and reassure myself that there is a great deal of
> wisdom in the policy of those Japanese universities that require
> professors to retire at age 62 on the grounds that anyone older than that
> is completely useless as an academic. 
> (Or is "completely useless as an academic" redundant?)

"You don't have to justify your existence by being useful... it is a virtue to be ornamental as well as useful" - Sangharakshita. 

At least we're not sitting around like mūgasūkarā, eh! And anyway, as the Buddha told Potaliya, there is retiring and there is retiring.



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