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About Desire

Much of the world finds itself in the midst of holiday shopping season. It’s that time of the year when desire for material goods is cultivated and greatly encouraged. No, I’m not going to argue against desire for nice stuff … Continue reading

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On Ignorance

A deeply held view can be a treacherous luxury when we revere it in place of understanding and wisdom. We humans attach ourselves to beliefs and opinions like bees are attracted to flowers. Sometimes the lack of knowledge is deliberate; … Continue reading

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Eudaimonia

A former Roman Catholic priest once shared his views about a concept similar to happiness that he learned during his schooling. Edward mentioned eudaimonia during an intimate discussion with my friends group at a birthday party gathering a few years … Continue reading

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Boundless

We humans are prone to fooling ourselves and others regarding possession of beauty, goodness, and truth. We cannot help it because that is the nature of subjectivity. We place high value on these attributes because we want to claim them … Continue reading

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Innocence

Naiveté or innocence? There is a fine line separating their definitions. Naiveté is associated with childhood but is frequently used in relation to adults who lack sophistication and complexity. Meantime innocence means that one has done no wrong, has not … Continue reading

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Gleaning Wisdom

People who read the books but fail to understand the wisdom of the sages are slaves of the letter. This is a paraphrase of some pithy wisdom taught during a Dharma lecture by one of my gurus a decade ago. … Continue reading

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Foolish All Alone

“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”–19th century industrialist, Andrew Carnegie I stumbled across the Carnegie quote while skimming a yellowed, vintage Omaha newspaper to determine … Continue reading

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