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Ocho — overcoming by going around…

“There is an old Buddhist term, ocho, which means overcoming by going around. In confronting a problem head-on, you may encounter a wall so high and thick you cannot break through it. So you turn to one side and go … Continue reading

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A Buddhist contribution to global ethics

“A Buddhist contribution to global ethics is based on observing and understanding the world with mindfulness, concentration, and insight. It begins with an awareness of the nonduality of subject and object and of the interconnectedness of all things. It is … Continue reading

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The point is…

“The point is that we are not all trying to become Tibetans or Japanese. What we are trying to do it become better people. So without any of the Buddhist jargon, if you are becoming a kinder, more thoughtful, more … Continue reading

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If we think that the Buddhist view…

“If we think that the Buddhist view of practicing compassion is going around saving the unenlightened, then that’s not different from the view of the religious sects whose members knock on our doors, bringing the ‘good word’ to us right … Continue reading

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