There are not o…

There are not only one hundred, or five hundred, but far more men and women lay followers, my disciples, clothed in white, enjoying sensual pleasures, who carry out my instruction, respond to my advice, have gone beyond doubt, become free from perplexity, gained intrepidity and become independent of others in my teachings. – Siddhattha Gotama

From the opening pages of Stephen Batchelor’s Confession of a Buddhist Atheist.

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