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March 13, 2011


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Lauren Crane



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Paul Lynch

the world’s essence
is manifest in compassion,
we tremble,
only when we do nothing.
break out your check book,
or your credit card;
this is the minimum,
within our individual situations
that we can do.

yuanzhi dochong chanshi

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