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quite simple, really

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Further to yesterday’s post.

“Our first responsibility as Buddhists is to work towards creating a better world for all forms of life. The promotion of Buddhism is a secondary concern.”

“There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

HH The Dalai Lama

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  1. Daishin,
    I love the Dalai Lama’s first idea that “our first responsibility as Buddhists is to work towards creating a better world for all forms of life. The promotion of Buddhism is a secondary concern.” However, is there really no need for temples? Sometimes the simplicity of poetic language can get us into trouble. Tallis

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  2. Could it be that it’s not the poet’s language, but the reader’s reaction that creates such trouble?

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  3. I wanted to let you know that I’m very happy you ran across me and commented on my work. Because that means I in turn am blessed to have the opportunity to read your words… which are wonderful and thought-provoking. I look forward to reading more!

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