Fanatics use God’s name to give God a bad name
Oct31

Fanatics use God’s name to give God a bad name

The news often reports how religious fanatics kill innocent people and justify their barbarity in the name of God. Such …

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Let your practices make you a spiritual fruit, not a religious nut
Oct14

Let your practices make you a spiritual fruit, not a religious nut

Religious nuts are those people who in the name of religion become fanatical, irrational, disagreeable. In contrast, …

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If an ideal inspires more regret than reform, an intermediate ideal is required
Sep29

If an ideal inspires more regret than reform, an intermediate ideal is required

Suppose a hospital gym has weights so heavy that they can’t even be budged by those patients who need to exercise. Such …

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Without going deeply into one tradition, we can’t deeply appreciate any tradition
Feb13

Without going deeply into one tradition, we can’t deeply appreciate any tradition

When we start exploring life’s spiritual side, we may hesitate to commit ourselves to any particular spiritual path:…

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Keep the mind on one track, don’t keep a one track mind
Feb04

Keep the mind on one track, don’t keep a one track mind

To keep the mind on one track means to keep our attention focused on one overarching life-purpose, whatever distractions…

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Fanatics don’t see how God is present everywhere; they see how God is absent everywhere
Feb03

Fanatics don’t see how God is present everywhere; they see how God is absent everywhere

Religious fanatics often attack those whom they deem heretics. They usually justify their actions by claiming that they…

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