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Daily Wisdom for December 13

by Lydia Anderson
December 13, 2013
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:00 -- landerson

“The truly religious life liberates a finite, relative being to become a “rare and excellent person” naturally and spontaneously. As imperfect humans, we are bound by our karmic limitations, but that poses no hindrance for reflecting the boundless life and light of the Buddha. It is not the case that everything that karmic evil connotes, including human foolishness, frailties, and failures, completely vanish—but that the overwhelming working of compassion nullifies their negative karmic impact, enabling limited beings to make unlimited contributions to the well-being of all life.”—Taitetsu Unno in Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures

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