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    "It really makes me think that Buddhism, at least in its common western form, is mostly about feeling better about being so full of ourselves that we can't give a crap for anybody else but our own little community of relatively rich and comfortable, well-fed and secure fellow human beings."

    Observing and actively participating in the cycles of nature give me more inner peace, compassion for others, and awareness of the environment than sitting.  The Lithuanians were the last European people to be coverted to Christianity, and Stalin sent people to the gulag for practicing the old Lithuanian paganism.  I am a few generations away from the old country, but genetics might inform my interest in paganism rather than Eastern traditions.  

    "The will must be stronger than the skill." M. Ali

    by awhitestl on Thu May 02, 2013 at 07:41:24 PM PDT

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