Safeguarding the Heart: A Buddhist Response to Suffering and September 11
The horrific events of September 11, 2001, were stark reminders of the tenets central to the Buddhist concept of existence: that life is full of suffering, that everything is impermanent, and that everything in existence is connected. Buddhist nun Venerable Yifa explores these fundamental ideas by studying in detail what happened on that day, the causes and effects of what occurred from a spiritual perspective, and how we can learn from the tragedy to access even deeper spiritual truths.
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