"In the post-meditative experience become a child of illusion" is a slogan from the Tibetan mind training tradition. We engage the world as we experience it all the while realizing that reality is not as it seems to be.
I just finished a book, Three Cups of Tea, about a man who is trying to fight terrorism at its roots; by building schools in rural villages so that the children of Pakistan and Afghanistan receive a balanced, secular education. Would be a good book for the current administration, and both candidates to read in my opinion. More war won't solve anything.
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