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Done is what had to be done

Enlightenment is always sudden. It is grace; when the conditions are right, it happens. But the path leading up to that moment is gradual. We practice, we create the field, we prepare the ground, and the mind eventually opens suddenly and spontaneously…’The mind is radiant, shining, glowing forth;  but it is stained by the defilements that … Continue reading

Augustine and Dawkins: the prequel

In this regard, we cannot understate the importance of the late Roman imperial decrees of the 4th century, by which the subjects of the Roman Empire were required by law to live, as the decree said, ‘according to the apostolic discipline and evangelical doctrine.’ Alan Bekhor, “God, the West and the Scholastic Mentality’ http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/text-march-11-god-the-west-and-the-scholastic-mentality-alan-bekhor-aquinas-maimonides-bacon It … Continue reading

On Easter and Bees, or as it is Good Friday some thoughts from Augustine for Richard Dawkins…

Carmen Paschale (Sedulius Scottus) Surrexit Christus sol versus vespere noctis, surgit et hinc domini mystica messis agri, nunc vaga puniceis apium plebs laeta labore floribus instrepitans poblite mella legit. nunc variae volucres permulcent aethera cantu, temperat et pernox nunc philomela melos. nunc chorus ecclesiae cantat per cantica Sion, alleluia suis centuplicatque tonis. Tado, pater patriae, … Continue reading

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