The Life and Teachings of the Buddha

Imagine you’re walking across a swamp in Southern India, and you come across this beautiful, bright pink lotus flower:

You look at it, and think, ‘how could something so beautiful bloom from murky, ugly swamp water?’

But the thing is, most humans are like a lotus flower. They’re born in murky, difficult-to-navigate water. Only a few, however, manage to rise about their…