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
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
It All Makes Sense
The boundaries between these realities are porous, but they all make sense to us—in different ways of course. Cultures define reality, up to a point. So, too, do our individual personalities define how we sense what is real. Experiences shape our senses and sometimes radically change what makes sense to us—what is real for us. We, nonetheless, all have common, moral, and spiritual sensibilities, which all make sense to us.