My thoughts and reflections today!

‘Conscience works less well collectively. Compared to individuals, a group is less free to self-correct its morality. It follows from this idea that the self-interested righteousness and imperialism of a nation, driven by cabals of power, are even more pronounced than the same tendencies in individuals.’ REINHOLD NIEBUHR REINHOLD NIEBUHR ON POLITICS, RELIGION, AND CHRISTIAN […]

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Anger punishment and illusions of truth!

People attempt to compare religions. For me, with a theological background and my focal point is more about Buddhism these days. I get asked some pretty unusual questions. This is my resolution when I consider the consequences of personal anger with both familiar religions side by side. A Christian might say God does not like […]

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Church verse universe, the universe verse church

My context is organised religious places of worship failing to address the issues concerning reality. Our inner growth seems to bump up against this – ’that which we love, to which we are attached, is never the obstacle; the obstacle is only in the false identification of the loved image with reality, the obstacle lies […]

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Road trip to NSW for an “Introduction to Buddhism” at Nan Tien Institute.

I have plenty of theological studies, mostly practical or commonly knows as pastoral studies. I am a westerner who has not travelled to Buddhist countries and certainly never been on retreats or experienced monasteries. I have jumped in the deep end, considering minimul cultural studies and no Buddhist friends. This is a completely new discipline at a postgraduate level. […]

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