Move beyond any attachment to names…..
Every war and every conflict between human beings has happened because
of some disagreement about names. It’s such an unnecessary foolishness, because just
beyond the arguing there’s a long table of companionship, set and waiting for us to sit down.
What is praised is one, so the praise is one too,
many jugs being poured into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing,
one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight
looks slightly different on this wall than it does on that wall and a lot different
on this other one, but it is still one light. We have borrowed these clothes, these
time-and-space personalities, from a light, and when we praise, we pour them back in.