Today I would like to share what Beweaver said about an interfaith conference on her campus. Here is an excerpt:
Enjoy her post (1). If you like her writing, she also has a lovely follow-up post on compassion.
I’m probably no more enlightened than I was when I awoke this morning but I feel very much lighter. Walking back from the small university arena, I was struck by the falling cherry blossoms and told myself, you must remember this day, these blossoms, this song. The Ode to Joy is sounding in my head and I keep humming it. Walking through thick snow banks of cherry blossoms I felt at peace.
I was on my way back to my office after seeing and hearing His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and a large panel of spiritual leaders discuss compassion. How do we get rid of the anger in our hearts? How do we deal with those who practice violence in the name of religion?
Gunga la-gunga to all here.
I love Murray, he's very Zen.
(1) I wonder if they invited any Pagans?