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The Dalai Lama on the Buddha as a physician

by Kestrel Slocombe
June 18, 2014
Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:27 -- 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; practitioners are like patients taking the medicine of Buddha’s teaching in order to be cured from a basic illness and to achieve a state of health necessary for widely effective altruistic endeavor.”
        - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kalachakra Tantra

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