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[we are all pilgrims in search of lost betweens. no question is more important than the
embrace of the other. no answer more essential.]
[buddhism offers an alternative account of creation to the one prevalent in the abrahamic religions. in the first instance buddhism focuses on the inner-emergence of buddha-nature, not on the creation of the outside world.]
[joseph campbell wrote that “god is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. it’s as simple as that.” if god is a thing, there are some-things we can predicate of it.]
[my father himself never talked to me, except when we studied together. he taught me with silence. he taught me to look into myself, to find my own strength, to walk around inside myself in company with my soul.]
[one of the most beautiful aspects in merton’s spiritual journey was his personal progression from a spirituality of “the” heart as a general proposition in the abstract, to that of “my” heart as a personal inward journey, and from there to a more decisive dialogical stance in which the pointing...
[the proximity of person to person. the proximity of one’s neighbor, or the welcome we prepare for one another.]
[the dialogical project requires a radical transformation of social systems and social spaces. we must create spaces of encounter for we must realize that the neighbor standing in front of me is not blocking my path nor obstructing my view, but in our embrace, the neighbor widens the path and...
[the stated dichotomy between faith and reason spans the history of the interactions
between religion and science.]
[to make visible that which is invisible is one way to describe the works of art. in religious terms, rituals or sacraments aim for the same: to make visible him to whom we direct our worship but our eyes cannot see.]
[it is will and grace. the will to create grace and the grace to free our will. martin buber wrote: “god can be addressed, but not expressed…the thou encounters me by grace- it cannot be found by seeking.]
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