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Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

Science journalist and author Robert Wright says that Buddhist enlightenment might help counteract our natural tendency towards unhappiness. His new book is Why Buddhism is True.

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Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

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