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Talk: Will power and achievement.

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Q&A: Olympic athletes achieve tremendous things by apparent sheer force of will. This seems in contrast to the practices that we are learning here. Can you comment on this?

Master Culadasa comments on the observation that Olympic athletes encourage and exemplify extreme efforts at achieving worldly goals. The benefits to society are considered and contrasted to efforts that are aimed at helping all living beings end suffering.

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