Tag Archives: Certainty

Buddhas — and Ordinary People

As one particle of dust contains thousands of sutras, so the wisdom of all Buddhas is complete in the bodies of ordinary people who do not realize it. (Found on the always-provocative blog of David Elpern, Cell2Soul, under his title, … Continue reading

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Doubt? Or Certainty?

We’ve been going at this, and around it, in two previous posts, In Praise of Doubt, and Enlightenment. We’ve heard from Sir Francis Bacon from the early 17th century, and Roshi Robert Kennedy of our own 21st. Now here’s an … Continue reading

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Here’s another light to shine on the previous post, In Praise of Doubt. The conversation unfolding in the comments is lively, varied, and well worth eavesdropping on. Maybe you’d even like to to join in? Meanwhile, Roshi Kennedy’s perspective on the … Continue reading

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In Praise of Doubt —

At the turn of the 16th into the 17th century, a considerably more leisurely time than ours, Sir Francis Bacon —  philosopher, statesman, essayist, writer, scientist — said this: If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in … Continue reading

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