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1. In part one, chapter 5, the mindreading lama says, "He who allows himself to be frightened lets himself be killed." Perhaps this is true also for people who are afraid not simply of wild animals and beasts but of other things such as failure, embarrassment, and shame. When are you afraid? How does that fear allow you to be killed in some way?

2. Mukerji talks a lot about fear. The lama says that in order to heal a bird of fear not only must your thoughts be pure, but also your dreams must not be marked by fear. What thoughts of yours are fearful? What things do you do because of fear? How can you change your thoughts and your deeds?

3. Look at a map of South Asia. Where is India? Where are the Himalayas?

Point to Calcutta and Darjeeling. Our friends in Gay-Neck travel as far as...

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