Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Extinguishing the Flames
There is a famous sermon of the Buddha called ‘The Fire Sermon’:
‘Thus I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Gaya, at Gayasisa, together with a thousand bhikkhus [monastics]. There he addressed the bhikkhus.
"Bhikkhus, all is burning. And what is the all that is burning?
"The eye is burning, forms are burning, eye-consciousness is burning, eye-contact is burning, also whatever is felt…Continue
My favorite Quaker work is “A Guide to True Peace”. Since discovering it I have dwelled on it and used it as a personal Guide to the prayer of inward silence. Originally published in 1813 it has gone through numerous editions including ones published as recently as this year. It has had a big impact on the Quaker Community from which it originated.
I have been working on a textual history of the “Guide”; comparing each published edition that…Continue