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Thinking About Altruism

The old guru stressed one pithy statement nearly every time he ended Dharma talks to our small group of practitioners because he taught it as a core principle of life. “Buddhas and bodhisattvas {those who aspire towards Buddhahood} are very … Continue reading

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Giving

An acquaintance says she feels unwilling to give to charity because she thinks anything she gives won’t go to people who really need the help. She is upset at the revelations that some executives in charge of certain charities are … Continue reading

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The Rabbit On The Moon

Yesterday morning I decided to sit outdoors to enjoy my coffee and the outdoors at the same time. I noticed one of the young rabbits that visits the yard sometimes. The little creature appeared to be checking me out, too. … Continue reading

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We Need More Mensches

While sitting in a waiting room at the local hospital this week, I happened to overhear bits and pieces of a conversation. It’s not that I tried to eavesdrop, the fact is, the two people were talking very loud.  One … Continue reading

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Free Money Day!

I stopped at the bank yesterday to withdraw cash as several small denomination notes from my checking account to give away to  random people today.  I wish the currency could have been larger denomination bills, but I must try to get by on … Continue reading

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Self-Protection To A Fault

We discover very early in life to protect ourselves from harm.  This urge towards self-protection is a primary energy, clear down to the cellular level.  I think this urge is the primary basis for the emotion of fear.  So fear … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Generosity

I decided to go to Denver so I could visit a pal.  My car had been burglarized and was awaiting replacement wheels and parts. I could not afford any other means of transportation than hitchhiking.  Anyway, in 1971, thumbing a ride … Continue reading

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