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Podcast Episode 18: Compassion, Faith & Intoxicants

Welcome back! This is Episode 18 of the Daily Buddhism, and I’m your host, Brian Schell.

Weekly Announcements:

I have just a couple of quick announcements today. First, I am now on Twitter. I am not completely sure what it’s good for yet, but I’m in the process f playing around with it. If you’d like, you can go to

And click on ‚ÄúFollow‚Äù to follow me. I’ll do a return follow on anyone who does. If you don’t know what Twitter is, it’s something like a huge message board or chat room with many very tiny messages. It’s hard to describe. But from their FAQ:

What is it?

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Again, it’s just something I’m playing with. Let’s give it a try and see if we can have some fun with it.

Next, an update on the donation situation:

I did get a few more donations this week, and I can finally say the studio microphone I bought back around episode 7 is now paid off. For the next Daily Buddhism ‚Äúinvestment,‚Äù I want to get a voice mail phone number so you guys can call in with your questions and I can play your comments ‚Äúon the air.‚Äù I think it would make the show more entertaining, and would allow more people to ask questions; not everyone wants to type up an email question. If you’ve thought about sending in a donation, it’s not too late to help out. Thanks for all your support so far, and keep up the good work.

And now, on with the show!

[Last Week’s messages and comments and articles here]

Links from the show:


Faith or Not?

The Pesky Fifth Precept:

Intoxicant Debate was in the comments section of:
(My defense wasn’t as good as I would have liked, help me out!)

Koan: Great Waves

Dhammapada Chapter 2: On Earnestness

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