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(Quote) Sure, the pursuit of enlightenment works best when one is free from such constraints. The monastic life has many of its own constraints though, in the form of precepts or duties to maintain t… (View Post)
"If discomfort and danger be always at hand, why adventure? Something in mankind leads folks to such foolishness, and the rest of us benefit by the riches and knowledge and dreams they bring us.… (View Post)
Hey vinlyn! To me it seems pretty clear that they are meant as trainings to help us develop spiritually. If the purpose of the teachings is enlightenment then to that end its important for us to lear… (View Post)
Its been a while since I've been in the TB world. The tulku system can be abused by organizations to maintain power, they can select a candidate from an existing family. Or shenanigans to that effect… (View Post)
I've been consuming, not so much Athiest content, but skeptical and scientific content for quite a few years now. In that time I've never really had a direct encounter with a simplistic (for lack of … (View Post)