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Can We “Choose” to Be Happy? No—and Yes!

Can we “choose” to be happy? Well, try it right now, and see. Make yourself truly happy. Can’t do it, right? At any given instant, if we are honest about it, we realize that we just feel what we feel.  Sheer willpower can’t make us truly happy.  We can’t flip on happiness like a lightswitch — […]

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Buddhism’s Practical Answer to the Problem of Evil – Part 1

This is a first in a two-part discussion of the problem of evil in light of Buddhist teachings.  Of course, what I say here are my own views on this complex subject, but these views are shaped and informed by what I’ve learned for myself in my study of the Buddha’s teachings on good and […]

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Even Stuck in Hell, You Can Still Choose Your Own Way!

At the heart of Buddhist teaching and practice is the great truth that every individual has the innate capacity to change for the better—to make decisions and choices that lead to the end of suffering and to lasting happiness. Each step on the Noble Eightfold Path — right view, right aspiration, right speech, right action, […]

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