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Tolstoy Journal, August 10, 2017: “He has indeed searched for God, but with no humility, and found only himself”

The feature image is of Tolstoy and his brothers, Sergius, Nikolai, and Dmitri. The latter is the brother who was very religious but then went a bit crazy and lived a life as dissipated as it had previously been religious and who died from tuberculosis in Leo’s arms. I am up to page 243 in… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, August 10, 2017: “He has indeed searched for God, but with no humility, and found only himself”

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Tolstoy Journal: June 7, 2017: “Why should I not live for others?”

Last night during my holy hour I read “How to Resist Evil” from The Kingdom of God Is Within You, “What Pierre Learned from Platon the Peasant” from War and Peace, “God Sees the Truth but Waits,” and “A Spark Neglected Burns the House.” I am also up to page 118 of Volume XI of The Novels… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal: June 7, 2017: “Why should I not live for others?”

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Tolstoy Journal, May 4, 2017: “the desecration of our state.”

I am up to page 98 of Volume IX of the Works or Chapter X of Part Sixth of Anna Karenina. I also read from page 64 to 83 of Emile, one of Tolstoy’s favorite books. I’ve decided to try to read 20 pages a day (when possible) from one of my “travel books” to… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, May 4, 2017: “the desecration of our state.”

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Escape From the Land of Snows & In the Shadow of the Buddha

Here is a double review that I wrote a while ago and just realized had not yet been published. I thought it was going to be but it was not, so here it is. Enjoy. Escape From the Land of Snows The Young Dalai Lama’s Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual… Continue reading Escape From the Land of Snows & In the Shadow of the Buddha