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    Voices of Faith: Buddha’s ‘Ten Royal Qualities’ are relevant for today’s leaders

    BY LAMA CHUCK STANFORD
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    More than 2,000 years ago, the Buddha established a set of guidelines for kings. They are known as the “Ten Royal Qualities.” Although these rules were designed for kings and political leaders, they are just as relevant for any type of leader today. The 10 qualities are:

    ▪ Charity — Willingness to sacrifice one’s interest for the good of the people.

    ▪ Morality — Maintaining a high moral order in one’s personal conduct.

    ▪ Altruism — Generosity toward people, avoiding selfishness.

    ▪ Honesty — Fulfilling one’s duties with loyalty and integrity.

    ▪ Gentleness — Being kind and gentle, never arrogant.

    ▪ Self-control — Performing one’s duties with dispassion.

    ▪ Non-anger — Remaining calm in the midst of confusion.

    ▪ Nonviolence — Being nonviolent, not persecuting the people.

    ▪ Forbearance — Practicing patience in one’s duties.

    ▪ Uprightness — Respecting public opinion, promoting harmony.

    Voices of Faith: Buddha?s ?Ten Royal Qualities? are relevant for today?s leaders | The Kansas City Star

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    How do you think Trump measure up?

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    snails he forgot snails. They would look great.... and snail slime is all the rage AND expensive....


    he measures up the same as hillary.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    snails he forgot snails. They would look great.... and snail slime is all the rage AND expensive....


    he measures up the same as hillary.....
    lol

    False equivalents as a coping skill will get you nowhere.
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    lol

    False equivalents as a coping skill will get you nowhere.

    exact equivalents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    exact equivalents.
    Explain.

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