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Step back

If we have difficulty observing one or more of the five Dharma precepts against taking life, stealing, lying, sexual misconduct, and intoxication, we should not condemn ourselves. Guilt is not an emotion conducive to progress on the path —on the … Continue reading

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Revisiting Patience

The Buddha Shakyamuni said that “patience is the greatest austerity.” This was a significant departure from the norm in ancient India, where people practiced severe austerities in the hope of spiritual attainment. When the Buddha says that patience is the greatest … Continue reading

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