My favourite IMS teacher sometimes refers to "the sacred" in his talks.
I have understood this to mean "life", or "reality" in some contexts,
(as this is my preferred interpretation), but I might be mistaken.
Does "the sacred" mean anything in Buddhism? Is life sacred?
Or is this a concept more likely to be met within the Mahayana tradition/s..
Sacred - "worthy of or regarded with reverence, awe, or respect"
in a religious context.
Might one describe the Buddhadhamma as sacred?
Secular Buddhists would be very uncomfortable with the term, would they not? Perhaps context is all. But sometimes I am a little chary of it