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Denis Kurmanov
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Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one's beliefs; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.
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Which bears richer fruit, mercy or justice? let me know!
Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one's beliefs; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.
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Great new post from fellow writer! Check it out!
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What I'm angry about. :)
Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one's beliefs; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.
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That's too kind, thank you very much! :)
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St. John Chyrsostom's Prayers in beautiful Litany.
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Goodness....
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An original poem. Enjoy.
Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one's beliefs; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.
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My reading of the shobogenzo's first chapter introduction! Pass it around!!!! :) 
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Have not had computer charger in over a month, a forced fast away from this thing. 
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Should we mix religious traditions? Let me know!
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I'll agree and say they are difficult to blend! It has happened historically and, as someone Rich replied, all faiths have some dimension of another faith within them--Zen wouldn't be Zen without Taoism---Christianity wouldn't quite be what it is if it hadn't had contact with the endless amount of faiths that spanned Europe and the Middle East as it grew--etc.

I agree, there's absolutely some contradictions in faiths when they're looked at face value, and in the depths as well. I think there are ways to do it without patronizing both traditions, by seeing the deep implications, critiquing and so forth with the traditions. It takes quite a "religious practice" if you will, to do it, in my opinion.
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My view on faith! 
Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one's beliefs; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.
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Greetings,

Name's Denis. I moved to the United States as a young lad and through my years of pilgrimage (which in some cases, were extremely static and little movement took place) I came to college and learned about myself that philosophical thinking, an appreciation for history and a deep commitment to humanity was something that only I partially chose. My contributions to any public blog is for the progression of the human, of the world, and of course, for it's own sake. 
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