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Throughout human history believers have looked to “God” to answer life’s great questions but also aware of the paradox that “God” does not “exist.” Christianity makes the boldest claim: that “God” became a human, but remains divine.  The mysteries and further questions persist. (more…)

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Incarnated in reams of ancient code, and in various representations, the “God” concept is both a product of and a response to the human predicament.  As such, and through the medium of religious belief systems and revelation, I believe that it offers ways of interpreting and responding to the great eternal questions posed by life on earth, but eternally inadequately and provisionally. (more…)

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Bamboo, by Lin Li

Meng Haoran

FROM QIN COUNTRY TO THE BUDDHIST PRIEST YUAN

How gladly I would seek a mountain
If I had enough means to live as a recluse!
For I turn at last from serving the State
To the Eastern Woods Temple and to you, my master.
…Like ashes of gold in a cinnamon-flame,
My youthful desires have been burnt with the years-
And tonight in the chilling sunset-wind
A cicada, singing, weighs on my heart.

From: 300 Tang Poems : a new translation; ed Yuan-zhong Xu. Bei-yei Loh. Juntao Wu. Translator Various. Commercial Press, Hong Kong 1987

Source: University of Virginia

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