By Jack Kornfield
Liked Western Buddhist grasp Kornfield makes recognized his own, sensible knowledge, garnered from 25 years of working towards and instructing the trail of awakening, as he courses self-searchers to a simplicity of belief that brings alive non secular perform, peace, and fact of their day-by-day lives.
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The pieces chosen for the exhibition at Chicago, however, had all been made speciﬁcally for the occasion, and unlike earlier mass exports—‘‘curiosities . . which are absolutely without prototypes in Japanese art’’ crudely and defectively made—each was of the highest quality. Nevertheless, many showed accommodation to Western needs. Lacquer was made to withstand the dry heat of American houses. ’’∫∂ Masterpieces of Japanese ceramic technique were produced in Western forms, such as a milk jug and sugar bowl.
The Ferris wheel was also a symbol of ‘‘the grand cosmical order,’’ its rhythmical ascent and descent in harmony with the Sun itself, ‘‘but made by human hands,’’ and when illuminated by electric light it competed with the heavens. ’’∂∂ Snider devoted a full thirty-two pages to the symbolism of the Ferris wheel. It was for him ‘‘the culmination of the Fair,’’ both a statement of America’s ideals and its mission to world conquest in the unfolding of providential history. The great educational value of the wheel, he wrote, was that it reﬂected the progress of civilization.
The themes suggested and o≈cially endorsed by the organizing committee were directed toward encouraging Judeo-Christian tolerance in the United States, combating growing interest in materialist philosophy, and uniting the various religious communities to solve the social problems of the United States. The aim of the Parliament was to demonstrate the essential unity of human aspiration. In this project, the various religions were assumed to be related by a shared dependence on a patriarchal God and their hierarchically apportioned share in his revelation.
A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield