I’m thinking about the goal of spiritual life…

Huston Cummings Smith quotes:


“If we take the world’s enduring religions at their best, we discover the distilled wisdom of the human race.”


“Institutions are not pretty. Show me a pretty government.

Healing is wonderful, but the American Medical Association?

Learning is wonderful, but universities?

The same is true for religion…religion is institutionalized spirituality.”


“The goal of spiritual life is not altered states, but altered traits.”


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