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"...I believe that the very future of life on Earth
depends on those of us who are privileged to live more simply.
To live simply is to be compassionate to yourself and to the world :)
A life full of material goods and barren of compassion is quite unsustainable
from an ecological and karmic point of view.
Of course, advertisements are always telling us that the path to happiness
lies in purchasing the goods they sell. How is it that the advertising convinces us
even when we are skeptical of its message?
Our attachment to our own happiness, possessions, family, and self
creates a lack of perspective that makes us susceptible.

However, if we can be mindful of the emptiness of self, we can create a space for choice
rather than habitual consumerism.
We don't have to live a life that is sold to us
we can make the brave choice to live simply..."

His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

'....Walking the Path of Environmental Buddhism through Compassion and Emptiness...'


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What to Do When Things Don't Make Sense :)

A Monk's Perspective

“...You cannot connect the dots looking forward;
You can connect them only looking backwards;
so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever....” Steve Jobs