Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Tricycle Daily Dharma November 27, 2012

An Honest, Enlightened Society

Enlightened society is not an idealized environment. It's an environment that actually accepts the imperfections of humanity and encourages you to open your heart and mind and work with other people and situations as they are. Enlightened society is one in which, as you make friends with yourself, your communication with other people gets clearer, more direct, more honest.
- Pema Chödrön, "No Place to Hide"
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Daily Buddhist Wisdom

Whose minds are well-developed in the factors of self-awakening, who delight in non-clinging, relinquishing grasping-- resplendent, their effluents ended: they, in the world, are Unbound.
- Dhammapada, 6, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.