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A Tail, A Leg

I was eating my oriental salad in the mall food court. At the next table sat a mother with her two little boys, one obviously a year or two older than the other. The older one grandly announced to the … Continue reading

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Poverty

Recently, I read a saying of the mystic Hafiz of Shiraz which goes: “This path to God made me such an old sweet beggar. I was starving until one night my love tricked God Himself to fall into my bowl.”  … Continue reading

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Being Willing To Go With The Flow

I met for coffee with Jacob whose long-term relationship had just suddenly ended.  Trying to bolster Jacob’s feelings I jovially offered, “So, now you’re free!”  Jacob looked up from his coffee and morosely replied, “No, I’m not.  What I am … Continue reading

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Understanding Our Emptiness

Again and again I am struck by the Hawaiian sense that one must live in harmony with nature, with others and with the Divine.  When such a value is inculcated in an entire culture it is taken in with mother’s … Continue reading

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