because of our many desires, we do not have freedom

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verbatim transcript, from audio, low muffled spedup on 2 espec. Q & A after lecture.

I want to explain why we become Buddhist [laughs] or why I myself became a Buddhist. Perhaps here in America, because you have some wish, you know, hope in your future life-- future life of a-- future-- personally your own future life. and sociologically you're concerned about your future society. But to tell the truth, we Buddhists do not have any hope [laughs]. We do not have any hope for our human, you know, life because we understand this life is originally full of suffering. That is, you know, how ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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