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Lokeshvara in lovely form, as befits his subject, sharing some thoughts around the idea of friendship (specifically kalyana mitrata in the Buddhist tradition) as a full spiritual path in and of itself.
His five perspectives go easily beyond any cliches about the importance of friendship. What we get instead is a deeply felt and considered, always sympathetic and practical look at what it takes to transform ourselves by being a friend to others.
To locate the practice in the Triratna Buddhist Order he draws out distinctions between the Buddhist vision of friendship and that of earlier Indian tradition; and he then brings to life beautifully the overarching spirit of play in which a life of deep friendliness is to be understood and conducted. Pretty affirming stuff for anyone needing a refresher on why developing friendship is so important within the Triratna community.
With introductions by Manjupriya, Saddhajoti, and Jnanadakini.
Con traducción en español por Saddhajoti.
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