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Khandana Bhava Bandhana – beautiful song by Swami Vivekananda

What follows is a special treat: an arati song composed by Swami Vivekananda* many decades ago. Why is this special? Well, listen and see. But as always with The Basket of Tolerance, part of the exercise could be to listen … Continue reading

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Ludwig van Beethoven and positive disillusionment

Beethoven’s music is said to have been at its greatest when his life was at its worst, when everything that was most important to him was being ripped away. Why is that?  Why wouldn’t his best artistic achievements have been … Continue reading

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Jamgön Kongtrül: intensifying devotion in one’s heart

Are we making good use of our lives, and being genuine?  What follows is part of a Buddhist supplication, written in the 1800s, that touches on these issues: “There is no one on earth who will not die. Even now, … Continue reading

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