Monday Meditation: Is Our Image of the Divine Simply a Projection of Our Ego/Needs?

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion. –Goncourt Contemplation: Sometimes, especially during times of crisis or even an inflated sense of purpose or ego, we make the divine in our own image. We transform the divine into what Harry Emerson Fosdick called “a cosmic bell-boy,” […]

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Meditation Monday: Today, Help Bear the Burden of Another.

Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.“ –St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians, chapter 6: 2 Contemplation: What would our world look like if we concerned ourselves with the needs and plights of another, just for one day? In mainstream Christian thought, Jesus came and bore the sins, that […]

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Meditation Monday: The Buddha Asks Us To Not Believe Blindly.

Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances.” –The Buddha Contemplation: The search for truth can […]

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Meditation Monday: 8/28/2012

  The highest goodness is like water. Water easily  benefits all things without struggle. Yet it abides in places men hate. Therefore it is like the Tao.” –from the Tao Te Ching, chapter 8   Contemplation: Many fondle with the meaning of the Tao. In most cases, we define it as “the Way,” the simply […]

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Meditation Monday: 8/19/2012

More than that: since no man ever can, or could, live by himself and for himself alone, the destinies of thousands of other people were bound to be affected…I was entering into a moral universe in which I would be related to every other rational being, and in which whole masses of us, thick as […]

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