Tag Archives: right-and-wrong

What Actually Happens Inside Us When We Are Hurt By Another?

We feel that someone has hurt us, but is the hurt we feel caused by the other person?  Or are the actions of others merely the “approximate cause” of the suffering—in other words, the trigger, but not the actual cause of the suffering itself? Put that way, it might seem obvious. Others can’t really make […]

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Buddhist morality-it’s all about karma and skillful means

For those of us who grew up in fundamentalist or authoritarian religions, the word “morality” can be like a red flag in front of a bull.  Words like “morals” and “morality” can sometimes evoke powerful childhood images and feelings of a wrathful god making arbitrary rules and punishing the wrongdoer—forever!  The words may also evoke painful […]

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The Difference Between Forgiveness and Reconcilation

Inspired by the opportunity to tell the truth about what Buddhism teaches about forgiveness: What Brit Hume Forgot to Tell Tiger Woods I have posted a whole series of articles on the importance and practice of forgiveness in Buddhism: Yes-Buddhism Teaches Forgiveness! More Buddhist Forgiveness-Using Tonglen Buddhist Forgiveness-When We Have Hurt Another-Part 1 Buddhist Forgiveness-When […]

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