Let’s recognize that no one has a monopoly on pain.
I despair that Unitarian Universalism seems to have plunged into the same us-and-them-ness as our culture at large
When faced with the unbelievable, like mass killings, we react by not believing the obvious.
My generation came head-to-head with the draft and the Vietnam war just as we reached the age of questioning and rebellion.
What we need most in the U.S. is truth and reconciliation. Maybe that’s what the Nuremberg trials represented for Jews, incomplete as they were.
My spiritual life takes two interconnected (aren’t they all?) paths. I’ll discuss the Buddhist one, the Unitarian Universalist one, and how they connect.
In each moment, we can use our free will to take a non-dual, compassionate view or submit to the karma that tends to pull us toward self-and-other.
Originally posted on Melting-Pot Dharma:
There’s a story about Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn (1927-2004): One morning his students saw him reading the newspaper as he ate breakfast. They chided him: “You tell us, ‘When you eat, eat. When you read, read.’ But now you’re eating and reading.” Seung Sahn looked up from his newspaper…
…over a year and four weeks, we have prevented the release of 8,250 kilograms of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
I’m determined to spread as many more seeds as I can, in part because Thomas cannot.
…when I locked eyes with my silent ally, we became a tribe of two…
Rev. Roger Fritts to use Litany of Gratitude to honor Rev. Peter Morales.