Thursday, April 10, 2008

Karen Armstrong on Compassion

This speaks to one of those universal values where the Baha'i teaching on the unity of religion seems like a self-evident truth. Armstrong, both in this talk, and in her book The Great Transformation says that the founders of these religions were not so much concerned about belief (which is what we assume religion is about), but about putting their teachings into practice i.e., the way you really understand truth is not by an intellectual assent, but by the insight you gain by such practice.

I tried to embed this, but the long, complex code wasn't accepted by Blogger, and I'm not techie enough to fix it.

So, here's the page:

A Charter for Compassion

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