Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Spiritual quest

"Golden Road"
People are looking for something and cannot seem to find it. They say they want more but cannot describe what that more is. This essentially is a spiritual quest.
— James W. Jones in In the Middle of this Road We Call Our Life

The title of the book quoted above is the first line from Dante's Inferno. Although this amazing medieval poem is in one way about the punishment of sinners, it is also about the inner journey. It reminds me in many ways of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

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