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The Patchwork Philosophy

The Patchwork Philosophy

By Laura Garren The Buddha teaches us that existence is suffering, and the cause of suffering is desire. In other words, we cannot escape suffering because we exist. We cannot escape desire, because we exist. What to do? The answer for each person is as unique as that person, I think, but we can all […]

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Precious Life

Precious Life

For several months now, Mike and I have had some house guests; little ants who enjoy hanging out in the kitchen and bathroom. I realize that to many the answer to such visitors would be simple; grab the bug spray and begin the eviction process. However, to kill even these tiny beings goes against my […]

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Giving In Order to Receive

Giving In Order to Receive

In a previous post, I discussed the importance of coupling wisdom with compassion as a means of ensuring that our wisdom does not degenerate into mere “ego-knowledge”. This merging of wisdom and compassion was likened to two wings of a bird; we need both to soar high above the ego-mind which keeps us bound in […]

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