Category Archives: Prose

Beyond earthly desires

It is amazing how, no matter how sweet and pleasing, all earthly desires and pursuits in the end only temporarily gratify, but do not completely satisfy. It is a drop of foggy water to a parched throat, serving only to … Continue reading

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Man is not Divine

One of the most dangerous misconceptions is the belief that the Almighty is within man. This is a falsehood, for the Almighty can never be within man. Man is “spirit”, he is not Divinity. Here is a simple picture of … Continue reading

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As Light shines

Only when light illumines an object can we see its true colors. In the darkness, no matter how earnestly we examine, it is impossible to properly identify the hue of an object. Similarly, the human spirit cannot see itself by … Continue reading

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Transcending blame

If you seek blame, you will reap pain, disappointment, and anger. But if you seek lessons, you will reap understanding, acceptance, and contentment. Blame is a vicious trap, for it binds the person in a mentality of: “if you did … Continue reading

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Entering the movie

If you enter a theatre in the middle of a movie, and try to ascribe innocence or guilt based on this isolated scene, you will almost always go wrong. For without knowledge of the beginning of the movie and the … Continue reading

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The music of joy

Knowledge is the instrument, joy is the music. Sometimes we can marvel at the instrument so long, we forget how the music sounds. Holding the instrument in our hands, we forget to play it. What we are left with is … Continue reading

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Temptation

Our attitude toward temptation as something external and evil induces us to form a wrong attitude toward it. I have come to regard temptation as something different. As a source of revelation of something defective in the soul. Imagine a … Continue reading

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State of affairs

Mankind today is directionless, leaderless, and hopeless. On all fronts there is confusion, despair, chaos, conflict, uncertainty, failure. There is rapid moral degeneration, loss of self-assessment and judgment, and the abdication of all personal control. Conceit and vanity are sprouting … Continue reading

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For the love of money…

“For the love of money is the root of all evil…” (1 Timothy 6:10) I heard this familiar biblical statement today and, for some reason, it made me reflect. Consider: without money there would still be evil, for evil started … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast — An interpretation

Fairytale = fairy and tale. Fairy (etymologically) = fay, -ery Fay (etymologically) = fate Fate = universal principle by which the order of things are prescribed. -ery = suffix denoting an activity Hence “fairytales” = the stories expressing the activity … Continue reading

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