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Gleaning Wisdom

People who read the books but fail to understand the wisdom of the sages are slaves of the letter. This is a paraphrase of some pithy wisdom taught during a Dharma lecture by one of my gurus a decade ago. … Continue reading

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Foolish All Alone

“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”–19th century industrialist, Andrew Carnegie I stumbled across the Carnegie quote while skimming a yellowed, vintage Omaha newspaper to determine … Continue reading

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The Stillness

Nobody strolls along the hiking/bicycle path near my house at four o’clock in the morning in the dead of winter. At least this was true after the latest light overnight snowfall. On a whim, I decided to walk on the … Continue reading

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Human Light

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”–author of the novel Dracula, Bram Stoker The quote is from the novel’s character, Dr. Van Helsing who is investigating … Continue reading

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Pondering Peace

“Peace is liberty in tranquility.”–Marcus Tullius Cicero I stumbled across the Cicero statement by accident yesterday and it stopped me dead in my tracks. His definition of peace felt like a cup of refreshing cool water that is offered to quench … Continue reading

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Foolish

Who has not, at one time in life, thought herself or himself as the wisest person on Earth? Were you an adolescent then? I was. I believed that I was blessed with sublime wisdom about nearly every topic. I must … Continue reading

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Day Of Lament

My friend Jorge sent an email earlier this week with a topic idea for this blog. Because we think alike regarding such subject matter as civil liberties and the significance of historical events, he thought I should look into the … Continue reading

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