How can contemplation change our actions?

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The Woodcarver

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Little is known about the life of Chuang Tzu, a renowned and influential Chinese Taoist philosopher who lived during the fourth century BCE. According to legend, he refused King Wei…

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Action and Non-Action

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Chuang Tzu was a Chinese Taoist philosopher of the fourth century BCE.  He was the author of the compilation of writings known as the "Chuang-Tzu," from which "Action and Non-Action" was taken.…

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Sitting with the Dead

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Born in County Cork, Ireland in 1928, celebrated fiction writer William Trevor was educated at University College, Dublin, and worked as a sculptor, teacher and copywriter before turning full-time to…

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Healing

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Wendell Berry, born in 1934, is an American novelist, essayist, poet, and philosopher-farmer. He taught for many years at the University of Kentucky and has written over twenty-five books, many…

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It Is Dangerous To Read Newspapers

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Margaret Atwood is a Canadian-born author and poet whose books include The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker prize. “It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers”…