Category Archives: Prose

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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Using the Lord’s Name in vain

Where we stand in relation to the bearer of a name will always be revealed by what arises within us when we say the name. The type of perceptions that well-up, clues us into where we stand in relation to … Continue reading

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Finding new in the old

When you spend time ardently wishing and praying for new circumstances, hardly anything in life fills you with both regret and gratitude more than the instance when, over the course of experiences, you suddenly realize through a flash of inspiration … Continue reading

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The last seed

I know you are hungry, and are tempted to eat the last meagre seed in your hand to abate your want; but refrain from doing so. For if you eat it, you will die. Yet if you cast it away, … Continue reading

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Soul-fever

Fevers are messengers of anatomical instability. The onset of a fever communicates an abnormality in the body’s system that has deviated from its normal state. Thus a fever notifies us of the need to redress the abnormality and make a … Continue reading

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Intellectual passions

The intellect is a cruel and deceptive servant. It inveigles you into pursuing its host of lowly passions that float on the horizon like a Fata Morgana, ostensibly promising joy. But no sooner do you appease it does the intensity … Continue reading

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Temptation – The judgment of the prodigal son

For a long time, the prodigal son was eating the husks that the swine he was feeding refused. Harassed by want that the husks never seemed to satisfy, he suddenly remembered his Father’s House. A fervent yearning arose within to … Continue reading

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Our only possession

I say to you: the only thing we truly possess in this life is our consciousness. Everything else is temporarily borrowed! Think about it. Friends, family, job, money, circumstances, relationships, suffering, clothes, pain, appearances etc are all passing encounters. For … Continue reading

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Truth with no joy

Truth with no joy is like a beautiful car with no engine. Sure it looks good and has great capabilities, but only with an engine can it come to life and take us places; can it enclose us protectively from … Continue reading

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