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Generosity and the Holidays

At this time of the year, we are inundated with appeals from charitable organizations, requesting our assistance for various philanthropic projects. Sadly, there are many organizations whose main beneficiaries are their own officers and professional fundraising contractors, and therefore it … Continue reading

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Mantra ATM

The Buddha utilized various similes to illustrate his teachings. While these images were appropriate and instructive in his time and place, modern urban Westerners are often at a loss to understand them.   For example, the Buddha Shakyamuni says that the … Continue reading

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The Truth Itself

The teachings in all the sutras are intended for the consideration and guidance of the discerning minds of all people, but they are not the truth itself, which can only be realized within one’s deepest awareness.  —Buddha Shakyamuni, Lankavatara Sutra

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