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Benevolence And Virtue

“Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.”–Horace Mann Benevolence is an often misunderstood concept in popular culture. At its … Continue reading

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World Day Of Metta

You might glance at the title of today’s post and feel puzzled about the word “metta”. A thumbnail definition for Western readers is helpful. The word “metta” is a Pali language term that roughly translates to positive energy and kindness … Continue reading

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Pondering Benevolence

The workings of the human mind are as mysterious as they are ubiquitous. By looking at the face of someone, it’s difficult or maybe impossible to figure out what he is thinking or planning. Each human is a maze of … Continue reading

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Great

We live in an ego-centric culture. We’re encouraged to be hyper-ambitious and become uber-successful with fame and popularity major parts in the mix. There is an obsession to reach the pinnacle of greatness as soon as possible so we can … Continue reading

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Raw Power

I spotted an often used Martin Luther King, Junior quote in an Internet meme this weekend that struck a chord. “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” We might rightfully believe the … Continue reading

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Metta

Former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey harbors a lot more wisdom than just about any other contemporary politician who comes to mind. The Purple Heart Medal recipient evidently has done a lot of thinking and contemplating since his … Continue reading

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