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ISmile291 – The Sin of Beauty

In this evening’s Dharma talk, Michael addresses how beauty, and our sense of it, can be impediments to awakening. “It’s not,” he says, “that there is anything wrong with beauty. In fact, beauty is everywhere, all the time. The problem is that by labeling something as ‘beautiful’ we limit the potential expanse of its power [...]

Chapter 7 — Clarity

Do not divert your love from visible things. But go on loving what is good, simple and ordinary; animals and things and flowers and keep the balance true. —Rainer Maria Rilke In the heaven which receives most of His light have I been; and have seen things which whoso descends from there has neither knowledge [...]