Dear Gillian The Carthusians appear to be creating the opulence of lay life in the monastery. Whereas the Desert Fathers sat in a cave or
Hampton Court Palace BOAT TRIP: KINGSTON TO HAMPTON COURT – RETURN (23.6.2019) BEAUTIFUL HEAVY HORSES AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE (23.6.2019) We drove to Kingston earlier
To our minds, the opulence is pointless, as it does not progress society as a whole, but represents a prolific ‘individualism’ that is highly selfish and destructive of progressive working class social forces. Still, the only way ordinary people like ourselves could ever get to see inside a place like this, is through a tourist attraction!
In at least two respects, the teachings of the Buddha were quite remarkable. In the first place, he insisted on the virtue of moderation. He