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Being Buddha at Work by BJ Gallagher, Franz Metcalf

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images Choosing Mindful Work

Creating Right Livelihood

 

What Are the Advantages of Mindful Work?

Since there is nothing to attain, the bodhisattva lives by the perfection of wisdom with no hindrance in the mind; no hindrance and therefore no fear.

—The Heart Sutra

WHAT ARE THE advantages of mindful work? The Buddha would simply say they’re the advantages of awakening, because mindful work brings awakening to the workplace. This is true because, fundamentally, awakening is the state of being fully aware—fully mindful, having your mind full—of reality. The first person to see the Buddha after he was awakened asked, “What are you?” The Buddha answered, ...

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