February 20, 2017 by wally metts 3 Comments
We make our own sacrifices and worship our own gods, from materialism to social justice. We have our own talismans, always connected to our human conceit.
February 9, 2017 by wally metts 1 Comment
Service can be connected to spiritual pride, something we “do for others” that makes us feel good about ourselves. There was none of that with this group.
February 4, 2017 by wally metts 3 Comments
I could thank the Puritans for my luxuries, with their clean, industrious ways. I’m sure I can thank the Lord, whose mercies are new every morning—even in Nepal. I just want to remember how rich I am.
February 6, 2016 by wally metts 0 Comments
Whenever we visit IBS, we are met by bright, positive, eager young men and women who want their lives, and the lives of their families, to be different. And better. There is poverty, yes. But there in no poverty mentality.
January 17, 2016 by wally metts 0 Comments
I wasn’t scared. I could easily have hailed a cab. I was just confused and wanted to find my way. On my own, if I could.
December 31, 2015 by wally metts 1 Comment
What I can teach is to withhold judgment, pay more attention, extend grace. And I can be changed.
February 12, 2015 by wally metts 2 Comments
Temples are crowded. Festivals are innumerable. Darkness. Bondage. Idolatry. It is an unending cycle of prayers and sacrifices.
February 11, 2015 by wally metts 0 Comments
People of different religions, languages and palates have been getting along for centuries, with a shared understanding of hierarchy and a karmic view of fate.
February 10, 2015 by wally metts 1 Comment
The idea that any guest or stranger is a god lays the foundation for Indian hospitality.
February 9, 2015 by wally metts 0 Comments
If the centuries have taught you nothing is certain, a little nonverbal ambiguity is called for. It is our absolute certainty about everything that is perplexing.
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