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No walls, robes or ceremonies

Life is a near-entirety of ordinary moments. Can we inhabit an ordinary moment without pining for a less ordinary moment, filling it with content or using it as a means to a more stimulating moment?

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.”

It’s not a building, the temple; it’s an ordinary moment.

In the closet

The Tao that can be told is not the Tao.

Of the sacred, nothing may be said. The sacred is secret. “Whereof we do not know, thereof we may not speak.”

Profane comes from pro fanum, which means on the temple porch.

If a man is religious, no one should know it.

Jesus: Pray in a closet.

Joel Goldsmith says the universal church has three pillars: benevolence, secrecy, and a silent inquiry into the nature of God. It has no membership roll. It cannot be joined.