Many of us feel that being authentic is a life goal. We will look at that claim, and with the help of a recent article, compare the goal of authenticity with another more plainly ethical goal. We will ask if there may be a potential downside to authenticity, and try to find when authenticity might be useful and when it might not be.

Suttas mentioned:

AN 1.49
To Baddhāli


Anālayo, “Luminous Mind in Theravāda and Dharmaguptaka Discourses”. In JOCBS 2017 (13).

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