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Born in the 6th Century BCE in India, the young prince Siddhartha Gautama was raised in a life of royal ease, shielded from the misery and cruelties of the world just beyond the palace gates and distracted by sensual pleasures and luxurious living.  But one day his fateful encounter with the real...
And so offered in a teaching form which was common to the ancient near-east – a teaching form known as sohbet (something of a spiritual conversation, really), the first of the disciples asks, “Tell us about matter.” And Jesus started by saying, “Those who have ears, let them hear,” which was his...
  It is, perhaps, the foundational teaching of Unity: that there is, indeed, one life, one beingness, one is-ness from which all of life emanates.  And as such, we are one with it and we are one within it.  We don’t envision God creating life like widgets dropping from an assembly line so much as...
  I’ve suggested that it's common for a wisdom story to offer a spectrum of meaning ranging from the most literal/factual to the most hidden/mystical. I’ve suggested that the problem with our post-enlightenment/western world orientation is that it so favors the literal/factual end of the spectrum...
In my last blog message, I suggested that it's common for a wisdom story to offer a spectrum of meaning ranging from the most literal/factual to the most hidden/mystical. I suggested that the problem with our post-enlightenment/western world orientation is that it so favors the literal/factual...

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