Taking things for granted

Lecture from Sacred Living Traditions. Following a class exercise asking “What is a chair?”,  we had small group discussions on “What is religion?” The basic work was to think through what we take for granted, how we do not ask questions about most ordinary things. This leads toward a habit of not inquiring after the extraordinary. We live our lives from unquestioned belief to unquestioned belief.

Poem 1 from Laozi, Dào Dé Jing, Trans. LU Wenlong and Keith W. Brown, ©2016.

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