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Let Experience Be Your Guru

Listen to others, by all means, but test every assertion made by leaders, and if their assertions don’t match reality, don’t follow the paths they have cleared. Let experience be your guru.

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We Are Not Transcending Anything

Transcendence sounds great when you haven’t built a life yet, and you’ve got nothing to lose. Nowadays, transcendence sounds more like surrender than anything else.

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Guess What the Dalai Lama Will Talk About?

The Dalai Lama will not branch out and join a panel discussion in Idaho about potatoes. He will not give a lecture on his favorite television show. The Dalai Lama’s next ghostwritten book will not be a science fiction novel.

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The Buddha – Savior or Selfish Brat?

Perhaps I’m just at a low level of awareness of the dharma that flows all around us, invading our privacy. For that reason, I’d like to invite people to engage in an honest, catch-phrase-free discussion of Buddhism. Was the Buddha the savior of humanity, who showed us the way to escape suffering, or was he just a deadbeat who left his wife and baby son because he didn’t like his job?

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?