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The Buddha on Interdependence

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'The Buddha was instructing his monks: Suppose there is a king who has never heard the sound of a lute. He hears it for the first time and exclaims, 'What is that beautiful sound?'

His courtiers tell him it is the sound of a lute.

'Bring me that lute,' he orders

But when he is given the lute he…

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The Gate of Suffering

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'There are times in spiritual life when it feels as if all the barriers we have erected to shield ourselves from the pains of the world have crumbled. Our hearts become tender and raw and we feel a natural kinship with all that lives. The cries of street children echo in our mind, images of…

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Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.
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We are so trained in the thought system of fear and attack that we get to the point where natural thinking — love — feels unnatural and unnatural thinking — fear — feels natural. It takes real discipline and training to unlearn the thought system of fear.
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Love springs from the inside. It is the immortal surge of passion, excitement, energy, power, strength, prosperity, recognition, respect, desire, determination, enthusiasm, confidence, courage, and vitality, that nourishes, extends and protects. It possesses an external objective - life.
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Healing is a choice. It is not an easy one because it takes work to turn around your habits. But keep making the choice and shifts will happen.
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