Category Archives: Life leadership and spirituality

Gandhi Won’t Leave India – by By GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI – NYT

“. . . Democracy is about majority rule, not majoritarian tyranny. What is under attack in India is not just Hindu-Muslim concord, but the right of all minorities — ethnic, linguistic, regional, political, social and cultural — to be themselves, … Continue reading

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The Muggle Problem – by Ross Douthat – NYT

“This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter novel, and the beginning — in Britain, at least; the first volume’s publication in America came a little later — of a cultural juggernaut that defined a generation’s … Continue reading

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The Quiet Power of Humility – by Peter Wehner – NYT

“What Steve meant by this, I think, is that the world is unfathomably complex. To believe we have mastered it in all respects — that our angle of vision on matters like politics, philosophy and theology is just right all … Continue reading

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The Benedict Option – David Brooks – NYT

“Faith seems to come in two personalities, the purist and the ironist. Purists believe that everything in the world is part of a harmonious whole. All questions point ultimately to a single answer. If we orient our lives toward this … Continue reading

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The Pope on Panhandling: Give Without Worry – The New York Times

“New Yorkers, if not city dwellers everywhere, might acknowledge a debt to Pope Francis this week. He has offered a concrete, permanently useful prescription for dealing with panhandlers.It’s this: Give them the money, and don’t worry about it. The pope’s … Continue reading

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

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…And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. ~Matthew 6:11-13, the Bible bread of life ~d…

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A Zen Master’s Advice On Coping With Trump | Thich Nhat Hanh – The Huffington Post

This article came from Marney Morrison on Facebook. “Phap Dung also points to the Buddhist teaching of interdependence: that people we perceive as our greatest enemies can be our greatest teachers, because they show aspects of ourselves that we find … Continue reading

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Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books – The New York Times

“Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama. Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, … Continue reading

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Do Not Go Gentle – by Roger Cohen – The New York Times

“A friend once told me about going to see her father shortly before he died. He had advanced Alzheimer’s and peered at her blankly. Then he said: “You are home.” “Yes, Dad,” she said. “I’m your daughter.”He said, “I had … Continue reading

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Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown…|By Gregory Cowles

” “And now, weak, short of breath, my once-firm muscles melted away by cancer, I find my thoughts, increasingly, not on the supernatural or spiritual, but on what is meant by living a good and worthwhile life — achieving a … Continue reading

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