Lately, [tennis great Arthur] Ashe’s widow has come to think of him as a Bodhisattva — ‘a beautiful Buddhist term for a person who is dedicated to the ultimate welfare of other beings,’ as Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe put it the other day.
She considers the possibility that Arthur achieved Buddhahood, either during his 49 years or after his life was cut short in 1993 by AIDS from a blood transfusion.
Hey, you never know.
Read George Vecsey’s piece here.
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