Philosophy Tuesday

July 22, 2014

This is a philosophical statement. It is intended to spark thinking and examining.

I heard this paraphrase a number of years ago on KQED’s Forum rebroadcast while I was on the way home from kung fu practice. The guest was Jack Kornfield, and a listener was taking him to task about having said that “Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, Desmond Tutu, and the like were not great people”.

“Oh no, they most certainly are and were extraordinary human beings. No question. What I said was that their capacity for being extraordinary was not extraordinary.”

One comment

  1. […] The more we are present, and the more we listen out there and in here and over there and everywhere, the more in tune we become with our Central and Authentic Selves.  We gain freedom and choice.  Our experience of life transforms.  And we get to know ourselves, and others, as the radiant beings we can be. […]

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