Monthly Archives: July 2011

A REALLY HAPPY LIFE

Many people interpret the Dalai Lama’s message as harmonious with Jesus’ teaching. … Although the two men call for the same behavior and agree on the virtues that constitute the good life, the similarities end there. The sources of these virtues differ in the two religious systems. Christian ethics grounds itself in the character of the personal and moral God. … Buddhism knows no such God. Continue reading

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UNCOMMON GENEROSITY

In June, “Free Throw” had a major unscripted plot twist. Guei returned the $40,000 to Crandall with instructions to divide it between the other seven participants. Guei had received a full scholarship from Cal State Northridge. He said, “I’ve already been blessed so much and I know we’re living with a bad economy, so I know this money can really help my classmates. It was the right decision.” Continue reading

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THE DIFFERENCE A CAMERA CAN MAKE

I am sure Robert Adams is a great guy. People who know him would probably attest to his integrity. But the fact remains that as he flirted with temptation he lied. He used deceit to present himself as an honest man, What honesty he did display resulted from an awareness that someone had already seen him take the money – a camera. Continue reading

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