Author Archives: Wesley Crusher

Tantra & the Two Truths

The readings on Tantra seem particularly antithetical to what we have learned so far, particularly the idea that “the problem lies not in desire per se, but rather in a misdirection of the energy of desire towards objects that lead … Continue reading

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Interdependence and Our Actions

When first trying to wrap my head around Nagarjuna’s theory of emptiness, I seemed to understand the world as ultimately meaningless and stagnant. Everything is always and unchangingly empty, including emptiness itself! However, greater reflection has lead me to understand … Continue reading

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The Consequences of our Behaviors

My understanding of religion has always included a behavioral component. Whether through specific rules or a broad moral compass, we use religion to make choices about our behavior. Specifically, the way the Buddhist tradition addresses behavioral ethics that interests me, … Continue reading

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