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The Koans of Jesus


“What is the sound of one hand clapping?” “What moves, the flag or the wind?” Huh???? These are koans, which are nonsensical Buddhist riddles, the very contemplation of which exhausts the rational mind so that a deeper wisdom emerges. When … Continue reading

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‘Tis a Bliss to Be Simple

Purple Poppy

“Our countries don’t like each other”, I think as I stare at the photo of a Middle Eastern woman, head covered in royal blue, standing outside her one-hundred-square-foot mansion.   “Blessed are the poor.” Blessed indeed! For such a look … Continue reading

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