10 July 2012

Low, Lower Yet

I am moved by images of Muslim men perfroming sajadat at prayer.  I am moved by the members of my sangha doing prostrations.  I am moved by the moment in a Roman Catholic ordination ceremony when the priests-to-be lie prostrate on the floor.  I am moved by the Tibetan preliminary practice of the 100,000 prostrations.

I don't care what anyone says, if you can't bow, if you can't bring yourself to put your head to the floor, then you've missed something profoundly essential about this human life.

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