This is a brilliant piece Naomi. You are spot on. "Letting go of the need to control and influence everything is an extreme challenge for many of us".

The reality of human nature is that we lack the capacity to predict the extremes, the unknowns, the inexplicable and the very…

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Spot on David. Life without time for meditation is an unexamined life. After the jury voted to condemn him and sentenced him to death, Socrates said, inter alia;

…… the unexamined life is not worth living

Apology 38a

Thanks for the quote from the colossus, Mahatma Ghandhi Bapuji.

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Very interesting, well researched and balanced piece, Frank. As a long time Chriatian with limited knowledge of Buddhism — including living in Japan for an academic session in the 1990s— I agree with your points regarding similarities and dissimilarities.

However, my take is that Christ was not a Buddhist —…

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Fascinating, realistic piece Akshay.

As a writer in a genre and zone (Development of Nations) who pivoted from a totally different arena (Medicine and Surgery), I can attest to all the mines in the battleground en route to publishing a book worth reading.

Yes, you are right; DO NOT Write…

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Sylvanus A AYENI, M.D.

Sylvanus A AYENI, M.D.

Neurosurgeon. Founder, Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch(PACAW Inc) www.pacaw.org. Author: RESCUE THYSELF: Change In Sub-Saharan Africa Must Come From Within