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French Lessons, by Tracy Cochran

French Lessons, by Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranNov 27, 20159 min read

Vincent Van Gogh, The Red Vineyard at Arles, 1888, oil, on canvas (Puskin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow)One morning last October, I experienced a moment of…

The Golden Rule and the Transformation of Being

The Golden Rule and the Transformation of Being

Stephen AronsonNov 3, 20217 min read

The most ancient of principles that binds all religious and philosophical traditions together is what we have come to call “The Golden Rule.” Simple in its statement, its actual practice…

How Wisdom Became the Property of the Human Race, by Anonymous (West African)

How Wisdom Became the Property of the Human Race, by Anonymous (West African)

Parabola EditorsApr 11, 20162 min read

Again and Again Anansi Tried To Climb the Tree There once lived, in Fanti-land, a man named Father Anansi. He possessed all the wisdom in the…

A Matter of Life and Death, by Rosalind Bradley

A Matter of Life and Death, by Rosalind Bradley

Rosalind BradleyApr 29, 20179 min read

Painted thangka of Milarepa. Late nineteenth-early twentieth century, Bhutan Death Row Mitchell Willoughby (USA) When you realize emptiness, there is no fear. —Lama Zopa Rinpoche Having…

“Find Noor Sher. Noor Sher Knows.”

“Find Noor Sher. Noor Sher Knows.”

James OpieJul 29, 202020 min read

When I first met Abdul Wassi (A.W.) Noor Sher in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1973, he was the most successful rug dealer in all of Central Asia. In contrast, I was…





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