Luminous Conversations

St. Isaac the Syrian is also known as St. Isaac of Nineveh, because he lived in the 7th century in what is today Iraq, and is one of the most renowned of all the ascetic saints of the Orthodox Church. He composed many prayers that are scattered throughout his writings. May his prayer for those …

Rilke: The Buddha

As if he were listening: stillness, distance.  We hold our breath and cease to hear it.  He is like a star surrounded  by other stars we cannot see.    He is all things. Do we really expect him  to notice us? What need could he have?  If we prostrated ourselves at his feet,  he would …