This is the second iteration of this essay. The first one inadvertently limited comments to paid subscribers. Comments are open to everyone. There is no one-word English equivalent for the Pali word mudita, normally translated as sympathetic or unselfish joy, the feeling of…
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I’m very pleased to announce that February 12th marks the second anniversary of seventysomething. It used to be Lincoln’s birthday, but now it’s my…
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I enjoy bumping into unexpected spiritual guidance, the kind that’s not in the curriculum. I never know when I’m going to discover a word or phrase that…
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Sometimes I have the intuition, maybe you call it deja vu, that some deep knowledge that is surfacing for me - ostensibly for the first time - has been…
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I’m thinking of investing in an Ark, the rains in California being so biblical these many days. But then I lean in that direction. I’ve always been…
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The new year rolls out before us like a carpet returned to its original place on the living room floor the morning after a dance party, the kind of…
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Chanukah didn’t fully reach me until after it was over this year. I needed some distance on it, falling as it did alongside Christmas like two runners…
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Once upon a time, I hung out with Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, and various inventions of the aptly named Brothers Grimm. A vast underground stream of…
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