For writing about the Dharma. A Boddhisatva is exhorted by Nagarjuna not to cling a particular Dharma, so I hope to examine Buddhism as practiced by the Police and Military through the eightfold path, but without clinging too much. I will propose some ideas that will likely be controversial, especially for those Buddhists who may not have experience with the shocking reality with which we are often confronted. The fact is, we go through our daily work faced with the immediate prospect of our mortality, and that of our colleagues, and by extension, our family and loved ones. To honor this state of being, I beg Manjushri for a sword, so that we can cut right to essence of our practice.
There can be no doubt that our practice is different from non-Police/Military Buddhists, but not special.