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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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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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Ask a Buddhist: Am I a Buddhist?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama says that you can use any of the Buddha’s teachings that help you in your life without becoming “Buddhist” or adopting the Buddhist worldview.

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Ask a Buddhist: What is Nirvana?

The short answer: nirvana is the state of having eliminated all our disturbing emotions and distorted attitudes so that they can never arise in us again. The long answer...

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