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Four Types of Clinging

There are these four kinds of clinging. What four?  Clinging to sense-pleasures, clinging to various views, clinging to superstition, and clinging to an ego. These are the four kinds of clinging.  This Noble Eightfold Path is to be cultivated for … Continue reading

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Four Attachments

If you are attached to this body, you lack understanding. If you are attached to this world, you lack renunciation. If you are attached to personal liberation, you lack the mind of enlightenment. If you are attached to views, you … Continue reading

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Ten Duties of a Leader

A leader should not crave wealth and property, and should dedicate personal resources to the welfare of all. A leader should cultivate morality, never killing, cheating, stealing, exploiting others, committing adultery, uttering falsehoods, or becoming intoxicated. A leader should sacrifice … Continue reading

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Expressing and suppressing feelings

I grew up in a time when the expression of emotions was considered healthy and even necessary. Otherwise, we were told, suppression would lead to uncounted mental and physical maladies.    Suppressing emotions —and, for good measure, any and all desires— … Continue reading

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