When we act authentically out of “that of God,” either individually or as a group, either in worship or out in the world, we are not acting out of a static tradition. We are incarnating God’s dharma in the world—and it is the same dharma, regardless of the traditions we learn from.
Some years ago I discovered that, for me, the most important day in the Christian calendar is one not even traditionally noted, that strange, empty day between Good Friday and Easter. I go out into the wilderness by myself and sit, watching and waiting. I have never physically seen or heard Jesus. In the material realm, all I have of him is the stories I have been told. Yet when I sit alone on the empty day, he is no less with me than on any other day.
Scott Martin is a member of Centre Friends Meeting in Centreville, DE. In March he invited us to republish “Ensuring the Future of Liberal Quakerism: Transmissi… Continue reading →
You are a valued critic when it comes to the integration of traditional Buddhist teachings and values into our western societies. What are you currently missing… Continue reading →
I had a dream a few days ago, one of those rare wholly unambiguous dreams. It was a flying dream, but that’s not the relevant feature, just a plot device.
I was… Continue reading →