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Wicca Online Community For Pagans and Wiccans Witches' Voice Inc. - 22 March, 2014 - 7:14:44 PM Magickal Wicca Wonderland Moving Beyond Religion I am an old man now. I was born in 1935 in a small village in northeastern Tibet. For reasons beyond my control, I have lived most of my adult life as a stateless refugee in India, which has been my second home for over fifty years. I often joke that I am India’s longest-staying guest. In common with other people of my age, I have witnessed many of the dramatic events that have shaped the world we live in. Looking back over the past decades, I find many reasons to rejoice. At the same time, despite tremendous advances in so many fields, there is still great suffering, and humanity continues to face enormous difficulties and problems. These problems are not limited to the developing world. It is clear that something is seriously lacking in the way we humans are going about things. This is the spiritual principle from which all other positive inner values emerge. My intention is not to dictate moral values. Adapted from Beyond Religion, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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