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1st Precept — Great Middle Way

In the Dhammika Sutta, the Buddha says that ‘not to kill’ means three things: You do not do it yourself; you do not get others to do it; and you do not encourage, condone, applaud, aid, and abet when others do it. What more does one need to prove that one cannot observe this precept […]

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“There’s a revolution.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh — Under The Blue Door

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“THERE’S A REVOLUTION THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AND IT STARTS FROM INSIDE EACH ONE OF US. WE NEED TO WAKE UP AND FALL IN LOVE WITH EARTH. WE’VE BEEN HOMO SAPIENS FOR A LONG TIME. NOW IT’S TIME TO BECOME HOMO CONSCIOUS. OUR LOVE AND ADMIRATION FOR THE EARTH HAS THE POWER TO UNITE US AND REMOVE ALL BOUNDARIES, SEPARATION AND DISCRIMINATION. CENTURIES OF INDIVIDUALISM AND COMPETITION HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT TREMENDOUS DESTRUCTION AND ALIENATION. WE NEED TO RE-ESTABLISH TRUE COMMUNICATION–TRUE COMMUNION–WITH OURSELVES, WITH THE EARTH, AND WITH ONE ANOTHER AS CHILDREN OF THE SAME MOTHER. WE NEED MORE THAN NEW TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT THE PLANET. WE NEED REAL COMMUNITY AND CO-OPERATION.” ~THICH NHAT HANH — UNDER THE BLUE DOOR

True Freedom — Great Middle Way

All forms of cruelty and exploitation are blatant manifestations of self-cherishing, and strengthen our dualistic wrong view of separation, the perceived antagonism between self and other. Callous disregard for the life and well-being of other sentient beings prevents spiritual progress, because it is based on the assumption that we are somehow more important, and our […]

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Buddhism and The Dharma; Compassion: How many more must die? — Great Middle Way

If you buy the flesh, the animal was killed specifically for you. Who else is the “beneficiary”? And you, in buying the flesh, have placed an order for another animal to be slaughtered, for you or the next customer. Sell stock, restock. Does anyone not understand the rudiments of commerce, everywhere and at all times? […]

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