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Monthly Archives: April 2012

  • The Dignity of Fearlessness

    April 17, 2012

    There is more to fearlessness than merely having overcome fear. Beyond that, when we speak of fearlessness, we are describing a positive state of being full of delight and cheerfulness...


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  • The Power of Speech

    April 12, 2012

    Buddhism has the potential of bringing together cultural phenomena with spiritual understanding. We don’t want to make a trip out of that, but nonetheless it is true. Your chairs and...


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  • Language as Communication

    April 10, 2012

    Language is often regarded as something you use to get by in your life. But language should fulfill your individual existence as a wholesome human being who knows how to...


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  • The Teacher as Samurai Warrior

    April 4, 2012

    The closest analogy for the teacher in the vajrayana is the samurai warrior. Such a teacher is ferocious, but at the same time he has the qualities of a father...


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  • The Spiritual Friend

    April 2, 2012

    In the mahayana, the teacher is a spiritual friend. At this point, the spiritual friend tells us, “Don’t just work on yourself. Do something about others. Relate with your projections...


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