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The Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy

I see beauty and wisdom in the world’s religions, but I have no interest in believing that the parables and myths of the ancient religious stories are the truth in any real, historical sense. I recognize that stories of immaculate conception, resurrection, omniscience, eternal life, eternal damnation, and miracles each serve a purpose – mainly to inspire people, to serve as warnings against harmful behavior, and to serve as metaphors for aspects of relationships, seasons, and cultural values – but…

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We Can Find Our Own Way

We Can Find Our Own Way

“Buddhism is not a religion, but a science of mind.” – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama These days, a growing number of us are strongly motivated to discover the deeper truths about ourselves and the universe on our own. We would rather achieve our highest potential through our own efforts than by participating in religious rituals and believing supernatural stories. Buddhism, even when it is tangled up in the religious rituals and languages of unfamiliar cultures, provides a useful framework for self-initiated…

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