Dialogs With My Teacher #14

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ June 30th Student: Is individual and personal truth the same as Absolute truth? Michael: No. But personal truth is not separate from Absolute Truth. The Absolute is beyond the …

Dialogs With My Teacher #11

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ June 26, 2010 Student: While meditating today, I realized that in stillness the most expansive part of “me” seems to see the Infinite with out much effort. But this “seeing” must be …

Agency Is Not God… at least not entirely

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Over at Salon, Steve Paulson writes about biologist Stuart Kauffman’s new approach to God in his recent book, “Reinventing the Sacred”. [Kauffman] seeks to formulate a new scientific worldview and, in the process, reclaim God for nonbelievers. Kauffman argues that our modern scientific paradigm — reductionism — breaks down once we try to explain biology and human culture. And this …