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As a Former Cult Member, I Understand Fervent Female Trump Supporters

When you’re brainwashed, logic isn’t part of the equation

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ToTo help a novice develop a Buddha-like nature, a monk will pose a paradoxical question — “When one can do nothing, what can one do?” — that the rational mind can’t answer. These questions are called Zen kōans.

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Cyndy Etler

Cyndy Etler

Award-winning author. Certified teen life coach. Fledgling optimist. As seen on CNN, HuffPost, NPR, CBS, ABC. www.cyndyetler.com

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