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Richard Dawkins interviews Deepak Chopra

Common people don’t understand these fancy concepts. They would be better off sticking with tangible and familiar things they understand. “Understanding among common people is usually the end result of a developmental process, not its beginning. If understanding among common people becomes a prerequisite for introducing a ‘fancy’ concept, I …

The Unity of World Religions

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan has assembled a smorgasbord of insights and aphorisms from Sufi mystics from all the ages. In a section about “The Unity of World Religions” he includes these quotations. Hafiz: “I am in love with every church and mosque and temple And any kind of shrine Because …

11 Common-Core Questions from Marion Brady

I’ve eleven questions: Am I alone in my opinion that the Common Core Standards push us away from instruction designed to capitalize on individual differences? that they reinforce and perpetuate our failure to accept and capitalize on the integrated nature of knowledge? that they lock in place a curriculum closed …

“Until there is peace between religions, there can be no peace in the world” -Thich Nhat Hanh

I Am Good

I was recently told of an African tribe that does the most beautiful thing. When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the center of town, and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he has …