Monthly Archive: April 2015

Is the Buddha story a hoax?

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                The Buddha once said we shouldn’t blindly accept any of his teachings, simply because he was the one to give them, but rather we should question everything, and discover the truth for ourselves. Socrates told us a similar thing, and I always try to incorporate this sense of doubt into my Buddhist training. Because …

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Why is it so hard?

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              Like most people who study Buddhism, I didn’t start by going to a temple or by taking a class. I started by reading a book about Buddhism or meditation which somehow caught my eye, and decided I wanted to learn more about it. By the time I finally decided to step foot into …

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Why do the Jedi lie? Honesty and The Force

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Why do the Jedi lie? I love fan theories on films and books, especially when they are well thought out and have evidence to back up the claims. These theories can cause us to see something from a different perspective and challenge our preconceived beliefs. While some of these theories are incredibly complex such as …

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Who should play Black Panther? Does Race swapping work?

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Who should play Black Panther? Race has become such a sensitive topic in America lately that I feel like a bigot whenever I separate the lights from the darks while doing laundry. In a somewhat silly attempt to prove race isn’t an issue anymore, there has been a trend in the entertainment industry to have …

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