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Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.

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 Today in History - 9/3

  • 590 St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1189 30 Jews are mnassacred at King Richard I (lion hearted) coronation
  • 1189 England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) crowned in Westminster
  • 1260 Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army
  • 1483 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburgs army
  • 1543 Cardinal Beaton replaces earl Arran as regent for Mary of Scotland
  • 1632 Battle at Nurnberg: Duke wallenstein beats Sweden