The significance of such an approach to dialogues is not dependent upon whether both sides agree or disagree on a given issue; rather, that we are comfortable accepting these differences as a starting point.
I love Buddhism and I'm all for forgiveness among us flawed humans. But only after unrepentant mass murderers who outstrip every definition of evil Webster's can muster are, to paraphrase President Obama, taken off the field.
Addicts are in a hurry. We expect results now. Recovery doesn't work like that. The Law of Karma doesn't deliver results on our timeline. For an addict, this can be torture, but it's all part of the recovery process,
American Buddhist music has not had any breakout stars or even viral songs, but in the coming weeks I hope to introduce readers to more artists that are musically accomplished and lyrically devoted to the dharma.
If we get attached, even to a beautiful state of being, we are caught, and ultimately we will suffer. We work to observe anything that comes our way, experience it while it is here, and be able to let go of it.