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In speaking of the welfare of others at the same time he spoke of one’s own welfare, the Buddha was clearly aiming this path factor at both personal liberation and human flourishing. So it invites us to ask whether right action applies only to our personal path or must extend to our relationships and to… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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Paradoxically, attending to impermanence gives us a certain stability. It involves renouncing a pseudosafety and releases us from the pain of fearing change. In Tibetan Buddhist teachings the spirit of emergence is seen as reinforcing calmness.~ Gregory Kramer, Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom.

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“If you are facing the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”~ Joseph Goldstein

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“Language can bind us together in collective selfishness or shared compassion. Words aim the mind. This astonishing power to direct and focus attention is what gives communication its potency.”  Gregory Kramer, A Whole-Life Path

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“Think about one of your wholesome character traits. Perhaps you are concerned with and active in racial or economic justice… Caring about racial justice has roots in compassion and non-harming. Fully tracing the origins of this wholesome quality will not be possible, but as you sit here now, can you locate any specific people, jobs,… Continue reading Quote For The Week

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“Right intention is also the aim of the heart. It has to do with purpose and motivation, and it flows from an unspoken sense of direction that connects our life perspective with how we act. It is the emotional element that flows from right view and gives impetus to right speech, right action, and right livelihood.” Gregory Kramer, A… Continue reading Quote For The Week

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“Throughout life, we may notice both slow and abrupt changes in the body. With ever-changing experiences of gain and loss, pleasure and pain, we are given opportunities to confront the knot of grasping and experience its release. Such insights into impermanence, suffering, and not-self correspond to traditional definitions of right view.” Gregory Kramer – A Whole-Life Path

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“A calmer mind is more able to see past the urgency of immediate pain or pleasure, to apprehend causes and effects more clearly. Release and relief also build confidence in our own innate wisdom. This is not confidence that we are right, but confidence that supports asking questions like, “What is going on right now?”… Continue reading Quote For The Week

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“Buddhadasa, a beloved twentieth-century Thai Buddhist teacher, expressed the relationship of personal meditation to our interpersonal lives: “If we are learning anything from our personal meditation practice, then it reveals itself in our relationships with other people.”  Gregory Kramer, “Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom”

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“We do not usually think of happiness in terms of something ending but rather in terms of good things happening or getting things we want. However, if we observe our lives and think carefully about what we see, it becomes clear that the longings, urgings, wishes, and desires we carry are making us pretty tense –… Continue reading Quote For The Week

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