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Tibetan Buddhism

July 2, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Adopting an attitude of universal responsibility is essentially a personal matter. The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we...

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“Adopting an attitude of universal responsibility is essentially a personal...

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June 25, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“If the generally accepted concept were to obtain what we really need and then be content, society would be completely different. We would not be always tortured by...

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“If the generally accepted concept were to obtain what we really need and...

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June 18, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“In Buddhism, liberation is always from a state that needs healing and to a healed state of release and greater effectiveness. Buddha is viewed as like a physician;...

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“In Buddhism, liberation is always from a state that needs healing and to a...

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June 11, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“The Buddha could accomplish the enlightened mind because its very nature was already there. That is why buddhahood—enlightenment—is possible. If there were no such...

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“The Buddha could accomplish the enlightened mind because its very nature...

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May 21, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Some dubious people with little real spiritual training call themselves teachers, but actually take advantage of others in the name of taking care of peace of mind....

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“Some dubious people with little real spiritual training call themselves...

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May 14, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

The greater our awareness regarding the value and effectiveness of other religious traditions, then the deeper will be our respect and reverence toward other...

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The greater our awareness regarding the value and effectiveness of other...

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May 7, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. - His...

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The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on...

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April 30, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

On the basis of the belief that all human beings share the same divine nature, we have a very strong ground, a very powerful reason, to believe that it is possible...

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On the basis of the belief that all human beings share the same divine...

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