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March 23, 2009

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Molly Brown

I have aversion to organized sectarian traditions. And I get hung up on that sometimes. I think this book would be quite inspirational to read, and I look forward to it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It is on my to-do-list.

Barry Briggs

Thank you, Molly. Sectarian traditions are, well, sectarian. But they do provide a point of focus and can support us along the path. In my experience, it's much harder without the support of a community (which means sect).

fw

I will read this book. Thank you for the reminder, Barry.

Lauren

Thanks for the summary (and your practice). If only there was more time to read the books I should to learn what I should really be doing with the time I spend reading books???

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