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The Bodhisattva Path in the Trump Era

A talk given at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (November 22, 2016) Transcribed by Jeffrey Fuller and edited by David Loy --- It’s been two weeks today since the election, and many of us are still in a state of shock —traumatized, disheartened if not depressed, anxious, angry, fearful and somewhat confused, wondering what’s going to come next — and wondering if there might be some silver lining to what’s happening. My response today has two parts. First I’d like to identify a very real silver lining, or at least the possibility of a silver lining, depending on how we respond to the situation. And then I’d like to say a bit about what I think is the most important contribution of Buddhist teachings to this situation, which can help us understand and respond to it.
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La realitat i la vida són directament un sentir gratuït: ho sabem però no en fem cas, i així ens mantenim en una relació amb tot primordialment per a treure’n profit, que fa que desaparegui del nostre horitzó tot allò del que no se’n pot treure rendiment. Aquest important text budista parla de la possibilitat d’una relació plenament qualitativa amb el què ens envolta, i de com desenvolupar-la.
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