The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized by Owen J. Flanagan

By Owen J. Flanagan

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If we're fabric beings residing in a fabric world--and the entire clinical facts means that we are--then we needs to locate existential which means, if there's any such factor, during this actual global. We needs to solid our lot with the traditional instead of the supernatural. Many Westerners with religious (but no longer spiritual) tendencies are interested in Buddhism--almost as a type of moral-mental hygiene. yet, as Owen Flanagan issues out within the Bodhisattva's mind, Buddhism is hardly ever naturalistic. Atheistic by way of a author god, Buddhism is another way opulently polytheistic, with spirits, protector deities, ghosts, and evil spirits. Its ideals contain karma, rebirth, nirvana, and nonphysical states of brain. what's a nonreligious, materially grounded religious seeker to do? within the Bodhisattva's mind, Flanagan argues that it really is attainable to subtract the "hocus pocus" from Buddhism and find a wealthy, empirically liable philosophy which can aspect us to 1 direction of human flourishing. "Buddhism naturalized," as Flanagan constructs it, encompasses a metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics; it's a absolutely naturalistic and finished philosophy, suitable with the remainder of wisdom. a few declare that neuroscience is within the technique of validating Buddhism empirically, yet Flanagan's naturalized Buddhism doesn't lessen itself to a mind test exhibiting happiness styles. Buddhism naturalized deals as a substitute a device for reaching happiness and human flourishing--a means of conceiving of the human crisis, of pondering which means for finite fabric beings dwelling in a fabric world.

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By Owen J. Flanagan

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If we're fabric beings residing in a fabric world--and the entire clinical facts means that we are--then we needs to locate existential which means, if there's any such factor, during this actual global. We needs to solid our lot with the traditional instead of the supernatural. Many Westerners with religious (but no longer spiritual) tendencies are interested in Buddhism--almost as a type of moral-mental hygiene. yet, as Owen Flanagan issues out within the Bodhisattva's mind, Buddhism is hardly ever naturalistic. Atheistic by way of a author god, Buddhism is another way opulently polytheistic, with spirits, protector deities, ghosts, and evil spirits. Its ideals contain karma, rebirth, nirvana, and nonphysical states of brain. what's a nonreligious, materially grounded religious seeker to do? within the Bodhisattva's mind, Flanagan argues that it really is attainable to subtract the "hocus pocus" from Buddhism and find a wealthy, empirically liable philosophy which can aspect us to 1 direction of human flourishing. "Buddhism naturalized," as Flanagan constructs it, encompasses a metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics; it's a absolutely naturalistic and finished philosophy, suitable with the remainder of wisdom. a few declare that neuroscience is within the technique of validating Buddhism empirically, yet Flanagan's naturalized Buddhism doesn't lessen itself to a mind test exhibiting happiness styles. Buddhism naturalized deals as a substitute a device for reaching happiness and human flourishing--a means of conceiving of the human crisis, of pondering which means for finite fabric beings dwelling in a fabric world.

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The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nāgārjuna's by Jay L. Garfield, Nāgārjuna

By Jay L. Garfield, Nāgārjuna

The Buddhist saint Nāgārjuna, who lived in South India in nearly the second one century CE, is unquestionably an important, influential, and commonly studied Mahāyāna Buddhist thinker. His many works comprise texts addressed to put audiences, letters of recommendation to kings, and a suite of penetrating metaphysical and epistemological treatises. His maximum philosophical paintings, the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā—read and studied via philosophers in all significant Buddhist colleges of Tibet, China, Japan, and Korea—is the most influential works within the background of Indian philosophy. Now, in The primary knowledge of the center Way, Jay L. Garfield offers a transparent and eminently readable translation of Nāgārjuna's seminal paintings, delivering people with very little earlier wisdom of Buddhist philosophy a view into the profound common sense of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā.

Garfield provides an excellent translation of the Tibetan textual content of Mūlamadhyamakakārikā in its entirety, and a statement reflecting the Tibetan culture in which Nāgārjuna's philosophical impact has mostly been transmitted. Illuminating the systematic personality of Nāgārjuna's reasoning, Garfield indicates how Nāgārjuna develops his doctrine that each one phenomena are empty of inherent lifestyles, that's, that not anything exists considerably or independently. regardless of missing any essence, he argues, phenomena still exist conventionally, and that certainly traditional lifestyles and supreme vacancy are in reality an analogous factor. This represents the novel figuring out of the Buddhist doctrine of the 2 truths, or degrees of truth. He deals a verse-by-verse remark that explains Nāgārjuna's positions and arguments within the language of Western metaphysics and epistemology, and connects Nāgārjuna's matters to these of Western philosophers equivalent to Sextus, Hume, and Wittgenstein.

An obtainable translation of the foundational textual content for all Mahāyāna Buddhism, The basic knowledge of the center Way deals perception to all these drawn to the character of fact.

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By Jay L. Garfield, Nāgārjuna

The Buddhist saint Nāgārjuna, who lived in South India in nearly the second one century CE, is unquestionably an important, influential, and commonly studied Mahāyāna Buddhist thinker. His many works comprise texts addressed to put audiences, letters of recommendation to kings, and a suite of penetrating metaphysical and epistemological treatises. His maximum philosophical paintings, the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā—read and studied via philosophers in all significant Buddhist colleges of Tibet, China, Japan, and Korea—is the most influential works within the background of Indian philosophy. Now, in The primary knowledge of the center Way, Jay L. Garfield offers a transparent and eminently readable translation of Nāgārjuna's seminal paintings, delivering people with very little earlier wisdom of Buddhist philosophy a view into the profound common sense of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā.

Garfield provides an excellent translation of the Tibetan textual content of Mūlamadhyamakakārikā in its entirety, and a statement reflecting the Tibetan culture in which Nāgārjuna's philosophical impact has mostly been transmitted. Illuminating the systematic personality of Nāgārjuna's reasoning, Garfield indicates how Nāgārjuna develops his doctrine that each one phenomena are empty of inherent lifestyles, that's, that not anything exists considerably or independently. regardless of missing any essence, he argues, phenomena still exist conventionally, and that certainly traditional lifestyles and supreme vacancy are in reality an analogous factor. This represents the novel figuring out of the Buddhist doctrine of the 2 truths, or degrees of truth. He deals a verse-by-verse remark that explains Nāgārjuna's positions and arguments within the language of Western metaphysics and epistemology, and connects Nāgārjuna's matters to these of Western philosophers equivalent to Sextus, Hume, and Wittgenstein.

An obtainable translation of the foundational textual content for all Mahāyāna Buddhism, The basic knowledge of the center Way deals perception to all these drawn to the character of fact.

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How to Love (Mindful Essentials) by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

How one can Love is the 3rd identify in Parallax’s Mindfulness necessities sequence of how-to titles through Zen grasp Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing newcomers and reminding pro practitioners of the necessities of mindfulness perform. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature readability, compassion, and humor to the thorny query of ways to like. He distills certainly one of our most powerful feelings right down to 4 necessities: you could in basic terms love one other in case you consider real love for your self; love is knowing; realizing brings compassion; deep listening and loving speech are key methods of unveiling our love.

Pocket-sized, with unique black-and-white illustrations through Jason DeAntonis, tips on how to Love exhibits that after we believe towards our household, we're additionally extra attached to the realm as an entire. With sections on Love vs. desire, Being in Love, Reverence, Intimacy, teenagers and relations, Reconciling with mom and dad, and extra, the right way to Love comprises meditations you are able to do by myself or along with your accomplice to head deep within and extend your personal potential to love.

Scientific reports point out that meditation contributes greatly to health and wellbeing, normal future health, and sturdiness. the best way to Love is a special reward should you desire a entire but easy advisor to knowing the various other forms of affection, besides meditative practices which can extend the knowledge of and potential for romance, applicable for these training in any non secular culture, no matter if professional practitioners or new to meditation.

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By Thich Nhat Hanh

How one can Love is the 3rd identify in Parallax’s Mindfulness necessities sequence of how-to titles through Zen grasp Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing newcomers and reminding pro practitioners of the necessities of mindfulness perform. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature readability, compassion, and humor to the thorny query of ways to like. He distills certainly one of our most powerful feelings right down to 4 necessities: you could in basic terms love one other in case you consider real love for your self; love is knowing; realizing brings compassion; deep listening and loving speech are key methods of unveiling our love.

Pocket-sized, with unique black-and-white illustrations through Jason DeAntonis, tips on how to Love exhibits that after we believe towards our household, we're additionally extra attached to the realm as an entire. With sections on Love vs. desire, Being in Love, Reverence, Intimacy, teenagers and relations, Reconciling with mom and dad, and extra, the right way to Love comprises meditations you are able to do by myself or along with your accomplice to head deep within and extend your personal potential to love.

Scientific reports point out that meditation contributes greatly to health and wellbeing, normal future health, and sturdiness. the best way to Love is a special reward should you desire a entire but easy advisor to knowing the various other forms of affection, besides meditative practices which can extend the knowledge of and potential for romance, applicable for these training in any non secular culture, no matter if professional practitioners or new to meditation.

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Heart Essence of the Khandro: Instructions on Bonpo by Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Nagru Geshe Gelek

By Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa, Carol Ermakova, Dmitry Ermakov

This booklet comprises thirty brief directions sum up what each one Khandro learnt after which, eventually, what she skilled and taught her disciple. The ispiring biography of 1 of those nice women, Choza Bonmo, lines her route to attaining complete perception into the real Nature of her personal brain, a course which, with the information of the instructing translated the following, we will be able to all aspire to stick to. this is often actually an extraordinary and priceless present for western scholars. However,as Yongdzin Rinpoche indicate: '' Whoever reads or appears to be like into this publication mustn't ever harbour any detrimental suggestions approximately Dzogchen. should you imagine that Dzogchen is not anything greater than vacancy or perhaps empty Nature - it truly is too simplistic. In fact,- Dzogchen is way greater than thai.''

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By Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa, Carol Ermakova, Dmitry Ermakov

This booklet comprises thirty brief directions sum up what each one Khandro learnt after which, eventually, what she skilled and taught her disciple. The ispiring biography of 1 of those nice women, Choza Bonmo, lines her route to attaining complete perception into the real Nature of her personal brain, a course which, with the information of the instructing translated the following, we will be able to all aspire to stick to. this is often actually an extraordinary and priceless present for western scholars. However,as Yongdzin Rinpoche indicate: '' Whoever reads or appears to be like into this publication mustn't ever harbour any detrimental suggestions approximately Dzogchen. should you imagine that Dzogchen is not anything greater than vacancy or perhaps empty Nature - it truly is too simplistic. In fact,- Dzogchen is way greater than thai.''

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The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain by Han Shan, Red Pine

By Han Shan, Red Pine

This authoritative, bilingual version represents the 1st time everything of chilly Mountain's poetry has been translated into English.

These translations have been initially released through Copper Canyon Press approximately 20 years in the past. Now, considerably revised and increased, the gathering additionally incorporates a new preface by way of the translator, crimson Pine, whose accompanying notes are right away scholarly, obtainable, and unique. additionally incorporated for the 1st time are poems by means of of chilly Mountain's colleagues.

Legendary for his readability, directness, and absence of pretension, the eight-century hermit-poet chilly Mountain (Han Shan) is an enormous determine within the background of chinese language literature and has been a profound effect on writers and readers around the globe. Writers akin to Charles Frazier and Gary Snyder studied his poetry, and Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums is devoted "to Han Shan."

1.B

storied cliffs have been the fortune I cast
bird trails past human tracks
what surrounds my yard
white clouds nesting darkish rocks
I've lived right here a variety of years
and continuously visible the spring-water change
tell these individuals with tripods and bells
empty names aren't any rattling good

71.

someone sits in a mountain gorge
cloud gown sundown tassels
handful of fragrances he'd share
the highway is lengthy and hard
regretful and doubtful
old and unaccomplished
the crowd calls him crippled
he stands by myself steadfast

205.

my position is on chilly Mountain
perched on a cliff past the circuit of affliction
images depart no hint after they vanish
I roam the full galaxy from here
lights and shadows flash throughout my mind
not one dharma comes sooner than me
since i discovered the magic pearl
I can pass anyplace all over it's perfect

Cold Mountain

A mountain guy lives lower than thatch
before his gate carts and horses are rare
the wooded area is quiet yet keen on birds
the streams are vast and residential to fish
with his son he alternatives wild fruit
with his spouse he hoes among rocks
what does he have at home
a shelf jam-packed with not anything yet books

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By Han Shan, Red Pine

This authoritative, bilingual version represents the 1st time everything of chilly Mountain's poetry has been translated into English.

These translations have been initially released through Copper Canyon Press approximately 20 years in the past. Now, considerably revised and increased, the gathering additionally incorporates a new preface by way of the translator, crimson Pine, whose accompanying notes are right away scholarly, obtainable, and unique. additionally incorporated for the 1st time are poems by means of of chilly Mountain's colleagues.

Legendary for his readability, directness, and absence of pretension, the eight-century hermit-poet chilly Mountain (Han Shan) is an enormous determine within the background of chinese language literature and has been a profound effect on writers and readers around the globe. Writers akin to Charles Frazier and Gary Snyder studied his poetry, and Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums is devoted "to Han Shan."

1.B

storied cliffs have been the fortune I cast
bird trails past human tracks
what surrounds my yard
white clouds nesting darkish rocks
I've lived right here a variety of years
and continuously visible the spring-water change
tell these individuals with tripods and bells
empty names aren't any rattling good

71.

someone sits in a mountain gorge
cloud gown sundown tassels
handful of fragrances he'd share
the highway is lengthy and hard
regretful and doubtful
old and unaccomplished
the crowd calls him crippled
he stands by myself steadfast

205.

my position is on chilly Mountain
perched on a cliff past the circuit of affliction
images depart no hint after they vanish
I roam the full galaxy from here
lights and shadows flash throughout my mind
not one dharma comes sooner than me
since i discovered the magic pearl
I can pass anyplace all over it's perfect

Cold Mountain

A mountain guy lives lower than thatch
before his gate carts and horses are rare
the wooded area is quiet yet keen on birds
the streams are vast and residential to fish
with his son he alternatives wild fruit
with his spouse he hoes among rocks
what does he have at home
a shelf jam-packed with not anything yet books

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Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 8 by Paul Williams

By Paul Williams

From a box essentially of curiosity to professional orientalists, the learn of Buddhism has built to embody inter alia, theology and spiritual reports, philosophy, cultural experiences, anthropology and comparative reviews. there's now larger direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever sooner than, and Buddhist reviews are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist reports from an enormous variety of educational disciplines, released over the past 40 years. With a brand new creation through the editor, this assortment is a special and unrivalled study source for either scholar and scholar.

VOLUME VIII BUDDHISM IN CHINA, EAST ASIA AND
JAPAN
Acknowledgements
97 Did 1-ching visit India? difficulties in utilizing 1-ching as a
source on South Asian Buddhism
T.H. BARRETT
98 Stiipa, siitra and sarira in China, c.656-706 CE
T.H. BARRETT
99 The lifetime of Shinran Shonin: the adventure to self-acceptance
ALFRED BLOOM
100 Cliches canoniques bouddhiques dans les legendes sur les
debuts du bouddhisme au Japon
HUBERT DURT
101 Interpretations of human-flesh delivering: misdeed or
supreme sacrifice
HUBERT DURT
102 Flying mountains and walkers of vacancy: towards a
definition of sacred area in jap religions
ALLAN G. GRAPARD
103 where of the unexpected educating in the Hua-yen
tradition: an research of the method of doctrinal switch 161
PETER N. GREGORY
104 at the thought of the hijiri (holy man)
ICHIRO HORI
105 Buddhist self-immolation in medieval China
YUN-HUA JAN
106 the advance of the kenmitsu method as Japan's
medieval orthodoxy
TOSHIO KURODA
107 The dragon lady and the abbess of Mo-shan: gender and
status within the Ch'an Buddhist tradition
MIRIAM L. LEVERING
108 historic and historiographical matters within the examine of
pre-modern jap religions
NEIL McMULLIN
109 The idolization of enlightenment: at the mummification of
Ch'an masters in medieval China
ROBERT H. SHARF
110 Buddhist impression on early Taoism: a survey of scriptural
evidence 367
ERIK ZURCHER

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By Paul Williams

From a box essentially of curiosity to professional orientalists, the learn of Buddhism has built to embody inter alia, theology and spiritual reports, philosophy, cultural experiences, anthropology and comparative reviews. there's now larger direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever sooner than, and Buddhist reviews are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist reports from an enormous variety of educational disciplines, released over the past 40 years. With a brand new creation through the editor, this assortment is a special and unrivalled study source for either scholar and scholar.

VOLUME VIII BUDDHISM IN CHINA, EAST ASIA AND
JAPAN
Acknowledgements
97 Did 1-ching visit India? difficulties in utilizing 1-ching as a
source on South Asian Buddhism
T.H. BARRETT
98 Stiipa, siitra and sarira in China, c.656-706 CE
T.H. BARRETT
99 The lifetime of Shinran Shonin: the adventure to self-acceptance
ALFRED BLOOM
100 Cliches canoniques bouddhiques dans les legendes sur les
debuts du bouddhisme au Japon
HUBERT DURT
101 Interpretations of human-flesh delivering: misdeed or
supreme sacrifice
HUBERT DURT
102 Flying mountains and walkers of vacancy: towards a
definition of sacred area in jap religions
ALLAN G. GRAPARD
103 where of the unexpected educating in the Hua-yen
tradition: an research of the method of doctrinal switch 161
PETER N. GREGORY
104 at the thought of the hijiri (holy man)
ICHIRO HORI
105 Buddhist self-immolation in medieval China
YUN-HUA JAN
106 the advance of the kenmitsu method as Japan's
medieval orthodoxy
TOSHIO KURODA
107 The dragon lady and the abbess of Mo-shan: gender and
status within the Ch'an Buddhist tradition
MIRIAM L. LEVERING
108 historic and historiographical matters within the examine of
pre-modern jap religions
NEIL McMULLIN
109 The idolization of enlightenment: at the mummification of
Ch'an masters in medieval China
ROBERT H. SHARF
110 Buddhist impression on early Taoism: a survey of scriptural
evidence 367
ERIK ZURCHER

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Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang: Rites and Teachings for this by Matthew Kapstein, Sam Van Schaik (editors)

By Matthew Kapstein, Sam Van Schaik (editors)

Drawing a wide selection of texts and pictures from Dunhuang, the six unique contributions to this assortment improve our figuring out of the advance of Esoteric Buddhism in past due first millennium Tibet and China. Ritual, philosophy, and mortuary practi

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By Matthew Kapstein, Sam Van Schaik (editors)

Drawing a wide selection of texts and pictures from Dunhuang, the six unique contributions to this assortment improve our figuring out of the advance of Esoteric Buddhism in past due first millennium Tibet and China. Ritual, philosophy, and mortuary practi

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The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and by Philip Kapleau

By Philip Kapleau

Via explorations of the 3 pillars of Zen--teaching, perform, and enlightenment--Roshi Philip Kapleau provides a complete evaluate of the heritage and self-discipline of Zen Buddhism.  An demonstrated vintage, this thirty fifth anniversary variation positive factors new illustrations and images, in addition to a brand new afterword via Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who has succeeded Philip Kapleau as non secular director of the Rochester Zen heart, one of many oldest and so much influential Zen facilities within the usa.

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By Philip Kapleau

Via explorations of the 3 pillars of Zen--teaching, perform, and enlightenment--Roshi Philip Kapleau provides a complete evaluate of the heritage and self-discipline of Zen Buddhism.  An demonstrated vintage, this thirty fifth anniversary variation positive factors new illustrations and images, in addition to a brand new afterword via Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who has succeeded Philip Kapleau as non secular director of the Rochester Zen heart, one of many oldest and so much influential Zen facilities within the usa.

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Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen by David Schneider

By David Schneider

Philip Whalen was once an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and key determine within the literary and creative scene that spread out in San Francisco within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s. while the Beat writers got here West, Whalen turned a respected, much-loved member of the crowd. Erudite, shy, and profoundly religious, his presence not just moved his speedy circle of Beat cohorts, yet his robust, startling, leading edge paintings may come to affect American poetry to the current day.

Drawing on Whalen’s journals and private correspondence—particularly with Ginsberg, Kerouac, Snyder, Kyger, Welch, and McClure —David Schneider indicates how deeply bonded those intimates have been, assisting each other of their paintings and their religious paths. Schneider, himself an ordained priest, offers an insider’s view of Whalen’s struggles and breakthroughs in his thirty years as a Zen monk. whilst Whalen died in 2002 because the retired Abbot of the Hartford highway Zen middle, his personal instructor mentioned him as a patriarch of the Western lineage of Buddhism. Crowded by means of attractiveness chronicles the process Whalen’s existence, targeting his special, eccentric, funny, and literary-religious perform.

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By David Schneider

Philip Whalen was once an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and key determine within the literary and creative scene that spread out in San Francisco within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s. while the Beat writers got here West, Whalen turned a respected, much-loved member of the crowd. Erudite, shy, and profoundly religious, his presence not just moved his speedy circle of Beat cohorts, yet his robust, startling, leading edge paintings may come to affect American poetry to the current day.

Drawing on Whalen’s journals and private correspondence—particularly with Ginsberg, Kerouac, Snyder, Kyger, Welch, and McClure —David Schneider indicates how deeply bonded those intimates have been, assisting each other of their paintings and their religious paths. Schneider, himself an ordained priest, offers an insider’s view of Whalen’s struggles and breakthroughs in his thirty years as a Zen monk. whilst Whalen died in 2002 because the retired Abbot of the Hartford highway Zen middle, his personal instructor mentioned him as a patriarch of the Western lineage of Buddhism. Crowded by means of attractiveness chronicles the process Whalen’s existence, targeting his special, eccentric, funny, and literary-religious perform.

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