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By Maurice S. Friedman

ISBN-10: 0791412156

ISBN-13: 9780791412152

Drawing on nearly part a century of immersion within the world's nice religions, Friedman takes a dialogical procedure by which non secular truth isn't really obvious as exterior creed and shape or as subjective proposal, yet because the assembly in openness, presentness, immediacy, and mutuality with final fact. faith has to do with the wholeness of human existence.

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And straight runs the path of non-duality and non-trinity. Abiding with the no-particular which is in particulars, Whether going or returning, they remain for ever unmoved ... This very earth is the lotus land of purity, And this body is the body of the Buddha. Not only is there no illusion in this world, there is no escape from the world. The Buddha nature, the particulars and the no-particulars are all one reality. It is impossible for us to meditate on any reality, religious or otherwise, without pointing to it.

I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside! 8 My mother comes from two distinguished lines of Lubavitcher (Habad) Hasidim, yet neither in my home nor in the Reform Temple to which I belonged in Tulsa, Oklahoma, did I even hear of Hasidism until I was twenty-four years old. The first Hasidic book that I read 30 A Heart of Wisdom was an early attempt at the translation of Martin Buber's The Legend of the Baal-Shem.

The Buddha nature, the particulars and the no-particulars are all one reality. It is impossible for us to meditate on any reality, religious or otherwise, without pointing to it. Through these pointers-words, symbols, myths, even rituals, we enable ourselves to retum again and again to the insight or the contact we have achieved. But then the second step always follows: the tendency to regard the pointer as the reality 18 A Heart of Wisdom and to lose what it is pointing toward. The Vedantists and the early Mahayana Buddhists were on the right track in trying to overcome the idea that things are divided up into myriads of discriminate particles, but from the Zen point of view, they did not go far enough.

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