“If you be, you be, and that’s it!”

"The spirit without matter is nothing, matter without the spirit kills, and pure science without love is a game..."Thanks to James Ford for posting to his Monkey Mind blog this charming interview with Raimon Panikkar filmed in Copenhagen in 1996. What a gorgeous and vibrant man. Watch this and then see if you think that Christianity has no more mystics. I especially like his bit of Auntie Mame philosophy, at about the 4:52 marker. Consider the overall dynamic: the young woman starts out trying … [Read more...]

I did not kill your father… I AM your father!

So... am I the only one to see a family resemblance here? … [Read more...]

Quotes for the Day

In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking from a dream of separateness, of spurious self-isolation in a special world, the world of renunciation and supposed holiness. ... This sense of liberation from an illusory difference was such a … [Read more...]


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