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Our Phenomena

July 24, 2012

Book coverWe cannot say that the phenomenal world we are living in—the traffic jams and the pollution and the inflation—is bad and devilish. We cannot condemn the world by putting it into those kinds of conceptual packages. That approach does not work, because it means that we are fighting with our own phenomena. Phenomena are ours: it is our country, our air, our earth, our food, our water, our electricity, our policemen. We are speaking of an organic reality.

From “Mandala” in Journey without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha, page 33.

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