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Ask A Buddhist: Skillful and Compassionate Speech

My teacher, Ven. Thubten Chodron, speaks of our mouths being our own personal weapons of mass destruction. In a careless moment we can destroy a lifetime of friendship. On a larger scale, a few lies can bring fear to thousands and even spark global conflict.

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An Eastern Orthodox View on Truth

03/30/17This column first appeared in 2015.  By Nicholas Damascus “Do not dispute over the truth with someone who does not know the truth, but from the person who is eager to know the truth, do not withhold words from him” –  Saint Isaac the Syrian For Eastern Orthodox Christians, “the truth” is Christ, a person, the incarnate word, the authenticity …

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Ask a Buddhist: Do Buddhists worship idols?

A person unfamiliar with Buddhism could easily inspect a Buddhist temple filled with statues and wonder, "Are these people worshiping idols?" Your question may help others feel more comfortable with Buddhists and Buddhist settings, so thanks for asking.

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