If religion’s purpose is to help people find peace and strength and to live good lives, which I believe it is, it makes sense that people would turn to religion to explain why terrible things happen in the world – particularly terrible things that happen to individuals that apparently didn’t do anything to deserve it.
Recent Posts: My Journey of Conscience
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- Genjokoan #12: We Don’t Have to Be Other Than What We Are
- Genjokoan #11: The Nature of Truth
- Genjokoan #10: The Individual Versus the Universal
- Genjokoan #9: The Nature of Life-and-Death
- Genjokoan #8: The Paradox of Seeking, and Everything Is Moving
- Genjokoan #7: Learning the Self
- Genjokoan #6: Our Experience of Absolute and Relative
- Genjokoan #5: What is the Nature of Awakening?
- Genjokoan #3: Mahayana Teachings and Dogen’s Take on the Great Matter
- Genjokoan #2: The Basic Buddhist Teachings
- Adjusting Your Attitude: Changing the Heart as well as the Mind (4)
- From My Journey of Conscience (10)
- How to Develop Your Zen Practice (7)
- Karma Relationship: Taking Care of Your Life (1)
- Personal Musings (7)
- Samadhi Power: Stopping and Seeing (6)
- The Great Matter: Always Going Deeper (2)
- Things to Understand About the Nature of Practice (7)
- Understanding: Fundamental Teachings to Investigate (15)
- Why We Practice (2)
- Your Zen Toolbox (6)