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Buddhist View of Interdependence – Alan Watts

“The Buddhist principle that “form is void” does not mean that there are no forms. It means that forms are inseparable from their context- that the form of a figure is also the form of its background, that the form … Continue reading

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Inter-Being: Awakening from the Illusion of Separateness

“We are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness” ~Thich Nhat Hanh The following is a short excerpt from a 1998 Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, entitled The Island of Self: The Three Dharma Seals. Here he explains how awareness of the … Continue reading

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Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh

“We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears … Continue reading

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“War is Obsolete, All Life is Interrelated” – Martin Luther King, Jr

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live … Continue reading

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The Universe is One Harmonious Whole

“I like to experience the universe as one harmonious whole. Every cell has life. Matter, too, has life; it is energy solidified. The tree outside is life… The whole of nature is life… The basic laws of the universe are simple, … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Individuality

“If you see yourself in the correct way, you are as much extraordinary phenomena of Nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy…” ~Alan Watts … Continue reading

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Auschwitz Survivor – Why Jewish People Must Behave Ethically

Below is a transcript for video (above) with Holocaust survivor Dr. Hajo Meyer. “I was nine when Hitler came to power. I was about 10 months in Auschwitz, and I learned a lot about the doctrines of a fascist state. The lessons I took … Continue reading

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