The pillar of fire

The saints of the past could live it, reach out and seize it, burn up in it. They say there are no saints today. And there’s no such thing as a holy fool now, of course, we’ve ruined it for them. We’ve dragged them down. We have names for them. They can clown around as much as they want, but we know they’re not holy, don’t we? Sadhus, bodhisattvas and sufis. Charlatans. So does the pillar of fire they burned up in just disappear? Maybe it expands and contracts through time. Maybe in these final days it can only burn those who desire to see it but can’t. Or maybe not.

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2 responses to “The pillar of fire

  1. We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.

    – TS Eliot

  2. We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.

    – TS Eliot

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