By Tai Sheridan Ph.D.
A One Hour brief & candy Zen Retreat encourages you to get pleasure from quiet, assemble your wits approximately you, savour nature, nourish your self, concentration your realization, love the area you inhabit, make clear your religious intentions, and deepen your reference to the full of you. it's a uncomplicated one hour perform that calls for no exact trust, education, or specific spiritual association. the easy act of being intimate together with your global in a quiet method cannot in simple terms refresh your physique, spirit and brain, it may well bring about deep knowledge, loving kindness, peace, and soft intimacy.
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Of course I could have given up my idea of justice by saying it was nothing but a private idea of my own. But if I did that, then my argument against God collapsed too—for the argument depended on saying that the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen to please my fancies. Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist—in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless—I found I was 38 t h e r i va l c o n c e p t i o n s o f g o d forced to assume that one part of reality—namely my idea of justice—was full of sense.
Human beings, after all, have some sense; they see that you cannot have any real safety or happiness except in a society where every one plays fair, and it is because they see this that they try to behave decently. Now, of course, it is perfectly true that safety and happiness can only come from individ-uals, classes, and nations being honest and fair and kind to each other. It is one of the most important truths in the world. But as an explanation of why we feel as we do about Right and Wrong it just misses the point.
A child who grew up alone on a desert island would not know it. But surely it does not follow that the multiplication table is simply a human convention, something human beings have made up for themselves and might have made different if they had liked? I fully agree that we learn the Rule of Decent Behaviour from parents and teachers, and friends and books, as we learn everything else. But some of the things we learn are mere conventions which might have been different— we learn to keep to the left of the road, but it might just as well have been the rule to keep to the right—and others of them, like mathematics, are real truths.