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Giving is the Cause of Getting, Now with SCIENCE

Any Buddhist worth their beads should already know this to be true, and now this professor at the Wharton School of Business puts it into practice, proves it with case-studies and wrote a book about it, which is now in my Amazon Wishlist (contact me about that last one: my birthday is coming up)

Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?
The organizational psychologist Adam Grant argues that the key to hyperefficiency is tirelessly helping others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Tells It Like It Is

The reality is that we cannot live without harming others. There’s no way we can survive without others being harmed, killed. We can’t survive for even a day without causing suffering to others.

This is how life is in samsara and that’s why the ultimate answer is to get out of samsara, to be liberated from it.


We Cannot Live Without Harming Others by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
We Cannot Live Without Harming Others , Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Rinpoche responds to a question about FPMT promoting a policy of veganism

Concern Troll Seems Concerned

Brilliant piece by +Justin Whitaker about how "Eccentric Buddhist Masters" are nothing new, nor something invented in the West.http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2012/06/eccentric-buddhist-masters.html

Eccentric Buddhist Masters


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This Lady is awesome! It takes courage to critically examine what you've been taught, and the culture it comes from, then create something beautiful

"I realized that it was not just my bad karma that was creating the situation of marginalization and lack of support I was experiencing. “Letting go” of an issue that eats away at you because you are being discriminated against is not always the most healthy thing for nuns; nor is it healthy for Buddhism." …

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Oh, Enlighten up a little, would ya?

Oh, Enlighten up a little, would ya? Coulda, Buddha, Gouda

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