February 20, 2010

Tiger Woods' Buddhist Apology

You know Tiger Woods is the world’s most famous Buddhist when his apology causes a greater market volume spike than the FOMC discount rate hike announcement. Here are some links from the news and around the Buddhist blogosphere.
Here’s the Buddhist quote of the day.
I owe it to my family to become a better person. I owe it to those closest to me to become a better man. I have a lot of work to do, and I intend to dedicate myself to doing it. Part of following this path for me is Buddhism, which my mother taught me at a young age. People probably don't realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist, and I actively practiced my faith from childhood until I drifted away from it in recent years. Buddhism teaches that a creation of things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught.
While I’m not particularly proud of what Tiger Woods has done to his family, I’m still glad that he was able to give the world a proper portrayal of Buddhism in the most public (and delicate) of situations.


  1. Thanks for the mention. I haven't read these other posts yet. Did you know that Fox News removed any mention of Buddhism from Woods' statement during their summary of his comments? No mention of it at all, as if it were never said.

  2. Fox is clearly remaining true to it's agenda. No surprise there.


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