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  • Writer's pictureLama Jigme Gyatso

The Problem with Proselytizing - 8nov21

Consider the apparel choices of Asajj Ventress

designed to attract, and confuse, and befuddle.

It is not unheard of for the attractive and charismatic

to likewise beguile and coerce others

to join their meditation center.

However doing so

is like making love in the name of virginity;

for the act, regardless of its motivation,

carries one further away from their goal.

The Buddha taught that fleeing dreads

and chasing desires

exacerbates our stress.

To deliberately chase after another

is to indulge desire,

and to manipulate another

to also chase desire or flee dread in the name of spirituality

is antithetical to the teachings

of kind communication and kind conduct.

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