assumption is that when the mind is still, one is one with reality.
nature still [the mind]; sounds of man disturb.
Nyanaponika Thera, The
Heart of Buddhist Meditation (London:
Rider; New York: Weiser).
Happiness tends to get one out of oneself.
leads to self-absorption.
Children need recognition.
The worst punishment for children
is silence, complete non-recognition.
Listening is a great form of recognition of another.
Persons can be
created by being recognized by significant others in their lives. [TJF Aug.
2012: This sounds like a rationale for the Jesuit custom of manifestation of
conscience to the Jesuit Provincial.]
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Thomas James Farrell is professor emeritus of writing studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He started teaching at UMD in Fall 1987, and he retired from UMD at the end of May 2009. He was born in 1944. He holds three degrees from Saint Louis University (SLU): B.A. in English, 1966; M.A.(T) in English 1968; Ph.D.in higher education, 1974. On May 16, 1969, the editors of the SLU student newspaper named him Man of the Year, an honor customarily conferred on an administrator or a faculty member, not on a graduate student -- nor on a woman up to that time. He is the proud author of the book (more...
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