Encore Post – One as All and All as One

This entry comes from the book, Awake in This Life. _____ As man moves towards spiritual freedom, he moves also towards oneness. —Aurobindo Before a person studies Zen, mountains are mountains and waters are waters; after a first glimpse into the truth of Zen,...

Bernie Madoff’s malfunctioning mirror neurons

Salon offers up an interesting article this morning questioning the way Madoff’s mind works. I suspect we all wonder what, if anything, Madoff feels when directly confronted by those he has utterly destroyed. He cooked the books and perpetually lied to his...

Reflecting a deeper compassion

On Michael Paulson’s Articles of Faith Blog, San Francisco’s Archbishop George H. Niederauer’s defense of California’s Proposition 8, outlawing same-sex marriage is paired with its backlash. The only problem is that the video “Proposition...

Calling up Compassion

In Karen Armstrong’s recent post, Calling All Religions to Compassion, she rightly brings up some key points of integration for traditions: Compassion is indeed central to every one of the major world religions — but sometimes you would never know it....
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