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    Foundations of Pure Land Paid Member

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    Foundations of Pure Land Paid Member

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    Green Koans Case #32: The Buddha's Mission Paid Member

    CASE #32: The Buddha’s MissionA sutra teaches: As long as selfish and defiled minds create their own worlds and circumstances, there will be no end to the Buddha’s mission. BACKGROUND:Their own worlds and circumstances     A core teaching of Buddhism, found in numerous Mahayana sutras, states: “If a person’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.” Naturally, the obverse is also true: If a person’s mind is impure, his surroundings will be, too. That seems to be the meaning here. More »
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    Not Changing Lanes Paid Member

    While I was commuting across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco every day, I would notice how frequently people (including me!) changed lanes to get into what seemed to be the fastest lane at the moment. The bridge, built sixty years ago, is only six lanes across for both directions of traffic, so it would often get clogged. A hyperintelligent seagull, looking down on the scene from the top of the bridge, might observe what we down in our cars could not-that all that lane-changing activity was just slowing everybody down. More »