Alan Wallace

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B. Alan Wallace (Born 1950) (Tibetan) Buddhist scholar and writer, PhD. Tibetan translator.

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  • 'Righteous hatred' is in the same category as 'righteous cancer' or 'righteous tuberculosis'. All of them are absurd concepts.
    • Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground up, Wisdom (1993)
  • The point of Buddhist meditation is not to stop thinking, for ... cultivation of insight clearly requires intelligent use of thought and discrimination. What needs to be stopped is conceptualisation that is compulsive, mechanical and unintelligent, that is, activity that is always fatiguing, usually pointless, and at times seriously harmful.
    • Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground up, Wisdom (1993)

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  • Tibetans look at a person who holds himself above others, believing he is better than others and knows more, and they say that person is like someone sitting on a mountain top: it is cold there, it is hard, and nothing will grow. But if the person puts himself in a lower position, then that person is like a fertile field.

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