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Book cover for A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (Monk & Robot, #2)
“But that’s the point of a shrine, or an idol, or a festival. The gods don’t care. Those things remind us to stop getting lost in everyday bullshit. We have to take a sec to tap into the bigger picture. That’s easier said than done for a ...more
“The three poisons are exactly what creates the three realms of samsara. Attachment creates the realms of desire. Aversion creates the realms of form. Indifference creates the realms of formlessness.”
Tulku Urgyen, As It Is, Volume I: 1

Ursula K. Le Guin
“when I say patriotism. I mean fear. The fear of the other. And its expressions are political, not poetical: hate, rivalry, aggression. It grows in us, that fear. It grows in us year by year.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

“No matter what we do in this life, all the information we gather and all the knowledge we accumulate and all the effort we make to amass wealth through work and business—when the time comes for us to leave this life, all of it is futile and in vain. It will not help us in any way whatsoever. I can easily say this since I am not educated at all! So I can smile and act big about this. Don’t be angry, please.”
Tulku Urgyen, As It Is, Volume I: 1

“All sentient beings are buddhas, but they are covered by temporary obscurations. When these are removed, they are truly buddhas enlightened.”
Tulku Urgyen, As It Is, Volume I: 1

“I think we’re addicted to being triggered”
Angel Kyodo Williams, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

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