[Buddha-l] the 4 ages: age of alone

Timothy Smith smith at wheelwrightassoc.com
Mon Jun 21 10:15:06 MDT 2010

Swamplands, as well as The Middle Passage and The Eden Project are among his best.  They're all worth reading.

Timothy Smith
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On Jun 21, 2010, at 11:58 AM, JKirkpatrick wrote:

> As long as one has a yearning for a homeland, even one the size
> of an atom, one is destined to be miserable. (I submit the
> entirety of human history as my evidence for that claim.) Like
> you, Timothy, I think there is a tremendous value in nostalgia,
> as there is in melancholy (as opposed to clinical depression),
> because it makes one aware of one's not yet being ready to be a
> bodhisattva. Aspiration begins in awareness if inadequacy. In
> this I find myself influenced by James Hollis, especially his
> book "Swamplands of the Soul."
> Richard
> sent from my home
> _______________
> Looks like Hollis could be a productive way to investigate
> further. A look at reader comments on the book on amazon suggests
> that this book (he apparently has written quite a lot of them) is
> helpful on dealing with the various glamors of nostalgia. 
> Joanna
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