Finnegans on the Path to Waking

Since I’m starting to pull together the “Desire” issue, I’m especially struck by these lines from “Little Gidding” by T.S. Eliot, which a reader graced this blog spot with after my last post:  “This is the use of memory:  For liberation–not less of love but expanding of love beyond desire, and so liberation from theContinue reading “Finnegans on the Path to Waking”

The Garden Party

“Man remains a mystery to himself,” writes Madame de Salzmann in her upcoming book The Reality of Being.  “He has a nostalgia for Being, a longing for duration, for permanence, for absoluteness–a longing to be.   Yet everything that constitutes his life is temporary, ephemeral, limited.  He aspires to another order, another life, a world thatContinue reading “The Garden Party”

The Spirit in the Sky

“Death cannot be understood without compassion,” wrote Thomas Merton in No Man Is an Island.  “Compassion teaches me that when my brother dies,  I too die.  Compassion teaches me that my brother and I are one.” In the weeks since the “Life after Death” was published and sent out into the world, death came calling. Continue reading “The Spirit in the Sky”