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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 - 9/4

  • 422 St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 476 Romulus Augustulus, last Roman emperor in west, is deposed
  • 1024 Conrad II the Sailor chosen German king
  • 1260 Battle at Montaperti-Guelfen vs Ghibellijnen
  • 1282 King Pedro III of AragĀ¢north annexes Sicily
  • 1414 Peace of Atrecht: John the fearless and Armagnacs
  • 1479 King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castiliā€°