“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship,” he wrote. “Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering - an image of death.”
On another occasion, he is recorded saying, “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” And at yet another time, he said,“To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
Hmmmm. But nothing about IRS enforcement of mandated payments.
How would Buddha vote?»