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www.pemachodrontapes.com. This is an excerpt from Pema Chodron’s recent teachings from Gampo Abbey on the Four Limitless Ones. Here Ani Pema talks about the longing to be completely free and also the 3 kinds of suffering. From Pema Chodron’s archivists, Great Path. Item 153, Talk 8: Bodhicitta: A Call to Action.


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One Response to ““Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.””

  1. Wong Tho Kong says:

    Only when people see through the folly of greed, hatred and delusion. The mistrust that resul;t from these three poisons of the mind.

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