Reader comment on Alan Cohen's passage ...
On Dec 14, 2012 Conrad P. Pritscher wrote:|
My first impression is that it is a prank or something like candid camera. Going along with the prank I would say something like: "Deep within your heart, each of us knows the truth. The answers we see, the power we strive for, and the acknowledgment we attempt to gain, abide inside you." You do not need others to tell you what is good and what is not good. You already know. I would then say something like: "We are not drops in the ocean. We are the ocean made of drops." I would then say ordinary living is already sacred and the sacred is no more than ordinary living. I would then say, when we are peaceful we have the right values. When we have right values, we have the right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and my right concentration. I would also mention as Gandhi said: "There is no way to peace. Peace is the way." I would probably also mention that "kindness is the highest form of wisdom and when we realize that we are wise." I have just been asked to share my deepest wisdom and what arose appears above, and I notice that my thinking is heavily influenced by Gandhi, the Buddha, Christ, Mohamed, and all kind and peaceful people, especially the group@ServiceSpace.org.