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    Letters to the Editor Spring 2014 Paid Member

    A Slice of Humble PieThank you for Amie Barrodale’s article “La Pala” (Winter 2013). It reminded me of a passage from a book by Iris Murdoch, A Word Child: “Nothing humbles human pride more than inability to understand a language. It’s a perfect image of spiritual limitation. The cleverest man looks a fool if he can’t speak a language properly. . . . [God] wanted us to see that goodness is a foreign language.”—Lesley WoodwardRocky River, OH More »
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    Letters to the Editor Fall 2013 Paid Member

    A Scarcity of Joy More »
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    Letters to the Editor Spring 2013 Paid Member

    Out of Context I read the two Winter 2012 cover articles (“The Scientific Buddha” by Donald Lopez and “A Gray Matter” by Bernard Faure) on the convergence of Buddhism and science and found them to be off the mark in some important ways. More »
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    Letters to the Editor Winter 2012 Paid Member

    Leap of Faith Thank you for publishing Linda Heuman’s brilliant piece, “What’s at Stake as the Dharma Goes Modern?” (Fall 2012). Heuman’s articulate exposition of the fundamental misapprehension that underpins so much of the discussion regarding Buddhism in the West not only helps to clarify that discussion, but also provides an incontrovertible argument for inclusion and for open-minded investigation. More »