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
- Genjokoan #5: What is the Nature of Awakening?
- Genjokoan #3: Mahayana Teachings and Dogen’s Take
- Genjokoan #2: The Basic Buddhist Teachings
- When Religion Refrains From Explaining “Why”
- Everyone Is on a Path Toward Greater Wisdom and Compassion
- Let’s Start a Global Movement!
- Remembering There’s Nothing We Can Do to Prevent Change
- My First Protest Rally
- Back to the Drawing Board with Meditation for the Homeless
- When It’s Time to Speak Out as a People of Faith
- 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 (8)
- Why We Practice (2)
- Your Zen Toolbox (6)