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  1. The Buddha was born in a beautiful kingdom with all of the riches, servants, tastiest food, sexiest people, and the best teachers. The Buddha was a wonderer, he loved to learn as much as possible about the world. His teachers told him that if he wanted to reach enlightenment or to the state of divine enlightenment, he had to go outside the palace boundaries and seek teachers to guide his way. The lesson that he received outside the palace was opposite of what he had learned in the kingdom. Here the lesson was in order to become one with the universe and reach a state of nirvana one would have to eat little, speak little, drink little, sleep little, move little, experience little… The Buddha ended up hungry, thirsty, broke, lonely, and nearly lost under the Bodhi Tree when the epiphany came. This epiphany was the cornerstone of all of his teachings that have been passed along ages. This is the philosophy of the Middle Way. Too many riches can corrupt us into greed, envy, and ignorance. Too few resources hinders our health, comfort, and community. We need to find a Middle Ground to guide us into the place that is just right for each of us.

    You are great and wonderful Brent! Thanks for your post!

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