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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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1 Response to Our Phenomena

  • Alessandro says:

    I came out of the retreat with a sense of reanewl, of having strengthened my commitment to walk the path of developing wisdom and compassion, and of having clarified some methods on how to go about it. This was possible thanks to Rinpoche’s wonderful ways of communicating the Buddha’s Teachings with total relevance to my everyday life.

    Posted on August 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm