There is a saying, "One who protects the dhamma, the truth, will be protected by it." Sometimes this concept of protection is a little difficult for us to understand.
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The middle way is a view of life that avoids the extreme of misguided grasping, and it avoids the despair and nihilism born from the mistaken belief that nothing matters, that all is meaningless.
For us the question becomes, can we find that place in the middle of these extremes, neither fruitlessly clinging to transient experiences, nor working from a place of self-hatred?
At the moment, Palin is touring the country to promote her book, which has a very large number of words in it, but not all of them are necessarily either true or kind.
Brit Hume, while I wouldn't presume to advise you to take up Buddhism, maybe you could try reading some Buddhist authors like Jack Kornfield or Pema Chodron to supplement your scripture.
Many people see Twitter as a democratizing tool that will radically change how people share and receive information online. Others see it as the epitome of self-promotion run amok.
Buddha would encourage us to use everything, including Twitter, not to distract ourselves from what is important, but to remember it and to do our work on this earth impeccably.
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