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Today we’re talking with Bobby Eppsteiner, a surgeon in Massachusetts, who shares the story of how he used his Buddhist practice to beat the odds and become a doctor, even when he was told he wouldn’t make it. Key takeaway: Never give up.
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1:31 How Bobby started chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
2:15 What inspired his dream of going into medicine
3:53 The challenges he faced getting into medical school
8:44 How he used his Buddhist practice to counter being discouraged
11:15 The day-to-day life of a surgeon
17:48 How he developed the strength to deal with high-stress situations
27:10 The role of the Buddhist community in his victory
31:07 Bobby’s favorite Buddhist quote
33:50 Advice for anyone who feels they are pursuing something impossible
- “General Stone Tiger,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 953
- The Never-Give-Up Queen
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