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Being Buddha at Work by BJ Gallagher, Franz Metcalf

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image Working with Others

Unity in Diversity

 

How Does Mindfulness Help Us to Get Along with Others?

He gives what is dear, does what is hard, bears what is painful, admits his secrets, keeps others’, helps those in need, and never rejects the ruined.

—Anguttara Nikaya 7.35

THE PATH TO mindful work is definitely not the easier, softer way. The Buddha knows that in order to move beyond suffering and find happiness, we must give up many of the things that at first seem most natural for us. As humans, it is our inclination to look for the easy way to do things, to hold on to things we treasure, to avoid pain, to hide our secrets from others, to gossip ...

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