"Without dogma and conviction, he says, students are paralyzed, petrified, even starved."
The Tough, the Nice & the Charitable
"Clearly, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a teacher to be truly charitable."
"Progress and Karma are themselves not solid enough, thick enough, as doctrine to explain the deep, abiding hope that pervades the inner corridor of the human soul, the holy suspicion that things ought to be okay, and really will be okay eventually. "
Harry Potter meets Havruta?
"Traditional contemplative practices are in right now--and not only with the religious and pan-spiritual types you'd expect."
The Problem with the Slow-Read
Nietzsche was a "friend of the lento." Here's a case for the presto.
All Great Stories Are Biblical
"The Evangelium has not abrogated legends; it has hallowed them." --Tolkien