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To commit to love is fundamentally to commit to a life beyond dualism. That’s why love is so sacred in a culture of domination, because it simply begins to erode your dualisms.

– bell hooks, “Agent of Change”

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Our ability to love is determined by the decisions we make to act in a certain way. When we surrender our decision-making, we deny our greatest strength: our capacity for love.

– Peter Doobinin, “Reclaiming Our Agency”

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We cannot discuss the truth. And words cannot express it. They can only ever point us to the present moment experience of the now.

– Matthias Esho Birk, “When Is a Word Dead?”

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I think that the practice and cultivation of joy, especially communal joy, is essential, and we will never last if we don’t practice the values of the world we yearn for as we struggle and work for that world.

– Jungwon Kim, “Joy and Sorrow, Love and Rage”

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The more we learn, the more we realize how much we still don’t know.

– Vanessa R. Sasson, Learning Never Ends

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Taking happiness and suffering as the path requires the noblest aspiration, a kind and courageous heart, and skillfully developed endurance.

– Chakung Jigme Wangdrak, Becoming Warriors of the Mind

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Bodhisattvas don’t need all to be right and peaceful in the world to offer our own peace of mind. However the world manifests itself, we have a job to do.

– Katherine Daiki Senshin Griffith, The Bodhisattva’s Task

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A vibrant and ongoing sense of local community that takes meaningful actions cannot be created without vulnerably connecting over stories and releasing our layers of personal and collective grief, rage, fear, and guilt-shame.

– Dr. Kritee Kanko, “Climate Grief, Communal Power”

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The true declaration of love is, “Dear one, I am here for you,” because the most precious gift you can give to your loved one is your true presence, with body and mind united in solidity and freedom.

– Thich Nhat Hanh, “Dear One, I Am Here for You”

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We don’t need to go to some faraway place to attain Buddhahood. We don’t need to become someone special. We can commune dynamically with the universe as and where we are and fully reveal the brilliance of our own innate ‘true aspect’—that is, our true self as an entity of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

– Dr. Kamilah Majied quoting Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, “A Great Human Revolution”

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