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“Where are the monks?” May 19, 2008

Posted by Sarah Todd in 1, Burma, News.
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“Before September, there were over 30,000 monks in Rangoon alone. Now there are 6,000. Where are the monks? That is the question.”

– Ashin Nayaka, visiting scholar at Columbia University and a founder of the Buddhist Missionary Society in Jackson Heights, in today’s New York metro. The article recommends visiting http://www.burmesemonks.org/ for more information; unfortunately, the story is not available online.

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One-Liners from Lama Surya Das May 16, 2008

Posted by Sarah Todd in 1, Books.
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Some pithy Words of Wisdom from Lama Surya Das:

That which we call “I” is just impermanent, ownerless karma rolling along.

Don’t take it personally.

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Reality is not all it’s cracked up to be.

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I’m enlightened enough for now.

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Don’t forget to medicate the ferrets.