« Madness of Faith | Main | Safeguarding the Domain of Bliss »

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b0bb69e200d83434530853ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference At 60, Do Something New and Useful:

Comments

sigrid yoakum

Dear Dharmavidya:

I enjoyed reading your pastoral letter. Your human goodness seeps through every line and it makes me smile.

Do you believe that a human being can be aware of the needs of the world and commit to service without being in a religion? Is not all mankind our sangha?

Namo Amida Bu. sigrid

David Brazier

What's wrong with being in a religion and having friends on the path? All mankind - all sentient beings, indeed - are our sangha whether we are in a religion or not. Of course, one can go it alone - be a "pratyekabuddha" but its a long lonely road - why do that? There is no special virtue in being a loner and it reduces the extent to which one can help others. The better world cannot be made by individuals acting alone. The individual needs a place within a sangha where love can blossom.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment