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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Via Daily Dharma
No Substitute for Wisdom | April 30, 2015
One sign of the moral confusion in
our market-driven society is that people have the tendency to elevate
consumer and lifestyle choices into matters of high moral drama, leading
to overblown talk of 'moral imperatives.' Tortuous analysis of one’s
thoughts and actions produces a facsimile of moral seriousness that is
pleasing to the ego, but it is no substitute for the wisdom and
compassion that arise from the awakened heart.