We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Stay Open

There is a profound ground of unity that is more pertinent and authentic than all the unilateral dimensions of our lives. This we discover when we keep open the door of our heart. This is one's ultimate responsiblity, and it is not dependent upon whether the heart of another is kept open for us.

Howard Thurman
Source: The Inward Journey (2009)