Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Top 10 Famous Buddhists No 9 Tina Turner

And so it goes as the Buddha said a jug fills drop by drop and we come to number nine in the Buddha’s Face Buddhism 101’s project Top 10 Famous Buddhists – and it’s Tina Tuner the famous American singer and R&B artiste. Many people may have become Buddhists after viewing the autobiographical film of her life “What’s Love Got to Do With It “ and she has sold over 180 million records being born in 1939 in Tennessee and has just reached her seventieth birthday.

After the failure of her marriage to the abusive Ike Tuner she turned to drugs and regards the years from the failure of her marriage to finding the chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo from the Nichiren Buddhist sect as the turning point of recovery and finding reason and purpose in her life.

“In Buddhism there are words you can say... as you say the words with rhythm the conscious tells the subconscious.”

“I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things."

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