Robert A. F. Thurman on Buddhism: The Dharma (1999)
The Dharma, Buddhism’s second jewel of refuge, is the teaching. It is enlightenment itself; reality itself. It is Nirvana, which is reality. So, in what Thurman describes as “a nice thing” about Buddhism is that reality is the goal. When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he brought to the Dharma the meaning that it holds you free from suffering.