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How to be Human

Johnny and Joey fought each other in the ruins of the fort, oblivious to the devastation  around them.  Circling each other, hunched over with fists up, panting, it looked as if they had been fighting all their lives, as if fighting was as natural as walking and talking.  Wearing big boots, snow pants and parkas […]

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Stillness

“Many myths, sacred stories, and rituals are attempts to recreate a sense of stillness. This is their essence. Indeed, without some awareness of stillness, ritual takes on only its external approximation, becoming heavy and solemn,” writes Swami Chetananda from “Stillness,” in Parabola’s  Fall 1992 theme, “The Oral Tradition.”   “On the other hand, ritual that arises […]