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“…whenever we engage in an analysis, such as on the nature of mind or reality, if we proceed from the start already convinced that “It must be so and so,” then due to our biases, we will be unable to see the actual truth and will instead see only our naieve projection.”
From: The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason
By His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
“Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being.”
– Donald Curtis
A guided relaxation meditation. Enjoy!
Spirituality News & Posts:
1. The New York Times: Pope Exonerates Jews
“In a new book, Pope Benedict XVI makes a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ. The Second Vatican Council made a similar declaration in 1965. But Benedict is the first pope to personally do so, and Jewish scholars said Wednesday that his arguments were a milestone attack on the “foundation of anti-Semitic persecution.”
2. The Huffington Post/AP: Inmates Who Refuse Haircuts Sent to Maximum Security
“Several Rastafarians and other inmates have been moved to a high-security prison as officials try to persuade them to cut their hair, which many refuse to do because it goes against their religious beliefs.”
3. Lauri Lebo:
Supreme Court Rules First Amendment Applies to Mean and Crazy People Too
“The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 8-1 that even the members of the vile Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church, who protest innocent people’s funerals with their special message of insane hate – God Hates Fags – have a constitutional right to free speech. And that’s a good thing.”