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Lokeshvara - Five Thoughts On Friendship As A Spritual Path

On Thu, 29 October, 2015 - 22:55
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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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