The lives we live are lives of
contradiction, yet we hold in our heart of hearts only the wish for
authentic simplicity of spirit. Throughout my life I have been
driven by a thirst for reconciliation of conflict at the root of our
being. The human family exhibits a diversity at the deepest level.
Muslim, Christian and Jew, Hindu, Buddhist and Scientist, all of us
seem to share and yet seem to violate each other's essence. My belief
is that platitudes – “We all believe in the same God”
– are false remedy. Yet I call myself an omgnostic – a
word I made up. Just as an omnivore accepts all forms of nourishment, so an amgnostic is willing to entertain the reality of all forms of the divine. In my life, I
have sought the reality of truth by dedicating myself to meditation.
Meditation is not fundamentally different from prayer, prayer is not
fundamentally different from reasoned investigation. The enterprise
of philosophy has always been my calling, my path of activity Tibetan
Buddhist meditation and my spiritual origin Judaism. I cannot deny
any of these without setting off contradiction at the level of my
heart. So the method I follow is the only method we really have in
life, which is to follow our heart. Please join me by reading the
thoughts, reminiscences and poems on this web site. Share, if you
will, my aspirations for philosophical and meditative clarity by
reading my books, but most of all, use these to follow the meditation
of your heart.
“May the words of my mouth and
the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your site [sic].”