Agnotology, a sermon for today

I delivered this sermon two weeks ago, but it seemed important to post it online today.

this is  audio only, and my first soundcloud upload — so please, ask away, place your inquiries and discussion into the comment bar below… remembering to pass it thru the three gates first:

  1. is it true – in this case,  is it a genuine inquiry, or is it a truthful statement
  2. is it kind – the wording, as well as the intention
  3. is it needed and useful – sometimes, what we have to say or do may feel unkind – but is so needed that we have to find ways to say it in a kind manner….
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The light of Love shines thru every window and into every heart.

pull back the curtains.


the world needs You!


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male and female He made them…


that i am that


i am that i am



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Lessons vs Practice


I read 

and i wonder….

i sit

and i ponder.


glasses half full, or half empty  should not be confused with bifocals….

every drop matters as we fill our cups with kindness.

again and again.


and then suddenly YOU, oh greatest Teacher appear, and wipe my slate clean.

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College or Trade school?


all roads lead to Rome?  

no, all roads lead to the Divine…..

(though some may take the long way around…)

so yes, all roads lead to Roam,

but they also lead us Home.


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Labor’s of Love

labor day blackboard



the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 verse 47 —

a verse known to many – school children recite it, images of students from the past come to my head, fingers stained with ink as they learn penmanship shaping the verse onto paper.

i ponder my ink stained hands,  ponder what it means to labor, to work.

although i in general prefer the Easwaran translations, this is an accessible one the net

“karmanyevaadhikaaraste maa phaleshu kadaachana |
maa karmaphalaheturbhoormaa te sangostvakarmani || 47 ||

You only have authority over action, not ever to the result. Don’t be motivated by the result, and don’t get attached to inaction.”

but this is just a taste for you, gentle reader— my heart goes elsewhere as i read,

i read and write and sit – listening…

my over active brain weaving threads of labor and days of rest together,

warp and weft,

and on the seventh day G-d rested…

my shuttle loaded with ideas of who holds power,

of captains of industry and the consumption of goods made in places where to unionize is illegal, and where we have lost sight of what it means to collectively bargain, and a right to work state means  – collective bargaining is lost even in that halls of government –

when it comes to voting…where we forget that freedom and democracy is not a spectator sport. How did we get so attached to inaction? we can not get attached to inaction!

i wrestle with G-d.

Today is to honor those who labor.

and i listen….

Nothing is born without labor.

Not us, nor the world we live in…

i remember the birth of my son,

grown in me, but not mine – for he, like me,

belong to the world.

Nothing is born without labor.

Not us, nor the world we live in…

Ah HA!

It is LIFE that is born from labor, not things –

and in our attachment to things, we have wrought a dangerous and unholy dilemma that covers the Earth like a cloak of pestilence, destroying Mountains and poisoning rivers.

We must labor with Love.  What are you attached to?

What are you birthing into the world with your actions?








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