Saturday, April 28, 2012

religion vs. intellect

Ah, the fisticuffs in which intellectuals and spiritual adherents can indulge!

Each can point -- with aptness and/or venom -- to the failings of the other.

And yet the religion of the intellect and the well-tailored mental gymnastics of spiritual life both cry out and point to only one useful suggestion, as far as I can see:

The willingness to investigate honestly.

As Rumi suggested:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field. I'll meet you there.

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