What do we hope to learn from meditation or contemplation?

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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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The Lamb and the Pinecone

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Pablo Neruda was a Chilean poet who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971 and was active in political and social causes. "The Lamb and the Pinecone" comes from…

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Part II

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Benjamin Franklin was one of the great statesmen of the American Revolution. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence, served as our first ambassador to France, and was critical in…

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For Once, Then, Something

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In Robert Frosts's "For Once, Then, Something," the speaker gazes into a well in search of what lies beneath his own image shining on the water. Mocked by unnamed "others"…

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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…