Tag Archives: practices

Hospitality, now and then.

Ancients extended hospitality to strangers, who might well turn out to be gods in disguise. Contemporaries treat strangers hospitably—just in case they turn out to be ordinary people.

Pretty much the same in global perspective.

If two incredibly diverse sets of spiritual practices can be called “Hinduism” and “Buddhism,” then the third great world religion should be called “Monotheism.”

Rules are shorthand for reasons.

I have become adept at a practice not when I know how to apply the rules in most situations. The situation is more like I understand the reasons behind the rules and therefore no longer use them.

Emotional time management.

In the absence of one overwhelming passion, I find myself extending the practices I prefer to expend the hours.