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The Perfections and the virtues: What's the Difference?

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The Life of Universal Loving

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There are six "Paramitas," or Perfections, that a Bodhisattva practices: Patience, Generosity, Joyful Effort, Moral Discipline, Concentration and Wisdom.  This episode will discuss the difference between the Pefections (with a capital 'P') and the virtues (with a lower case 'v'). You can cultivate patience, the virtue, before you cultivate Patience, the Perfection, but if you cultivate Patience, you will have simultaneously culitvated patience. What should you do first?

In the second half of the program, the musical artist, Thomas Nab, will be the guest. Thomas lives in Holland and records music in many genres. We will showcase his music and talk about some of the ways that music and dancing can become parts of spiritual practice.