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September 04, 2014


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John Pellecchia

Emaho! Excellent teaching, Barry. We need to truly understand suññatā (emptiness of self), that we are interconnected to everything about us—Interbeing as Thich Nhat Hanh teaches. We need to consciously practice this concept until it becomes totally integrated into our being. Once achieved I am confident we will attain a more cohesive and peaceful world. Unfortunately, the present world situation shows we have a long way to go in this regard.

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