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Spiritually Healthy

Being religious and being spiritual are two different concepts. In some instances they overlap and in other cases they don’t. I think it’s good to get that disclaimer out of the way because this post is not about religions nor … Continue reading

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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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Dissatisfaction And Greed

Jorge sniffed his coffee, took a sip, then slouched into the sofa.  He flashed a wry grin at me.  “Do you feel satisfied today?” I gave him a nod with my firm reply that I certainly felt happy and satisfied … 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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Giving And Receiving

The pre-dawn hour glowed with a yellow-grey reflection from the heavy overcast.  As I sat with my cup of coffee, I felt like I was on the set of an industrialized, kafkaesque movie.  It’s one of those movies that pits … Continue reading

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