3.5 Amalgamating Ananius

(Story begins here) The temple complex rematerialized and so did Mahavira, who spoke. “So you see, Peter, my friend Origen is right. Like everything, spiritual texts have a body a soul and a spirit. The body is a ‘historical’ man senselessly killing his brother, but Origen has started showing you a slightly higher meaning.” “You … Continue reading 3.5 Amalgamating Ananius

3.4 Filial Felony

(Story begins here) The temple complex faded and a field materialised in its place. On the sporadic, sun bleached grass, thin, wizened cattle were plodding aimlessly around. In the distance were hills dotted with olive trees. “Is this?” breathed Pete. “Yes,” smiled Origen. “Now let’s walk a little way.” The warm breeze ruffled Pete’s hair … Continue reading 3.4 Filial Felony

3.1 Surveying Sallekhana

“Ah,um, good morning Lisa,” said Pete awkwardly, the modest majesty of the angel before him always made him feel slightly awkward. Lisa giggled. “And a very ah, um, good morning to you too Pete,” she said in gentle, affectionate mockery. “When you’ve finished?” she added as the young man stood before her in the lecture … Continue reading 3.1 Surveying Sallekhana

2.2 Taoist Talks

(Story begins here) “Oh, er, hello,” managed Pete. “It’s beautiful here.” He continued feeling he should contribute more to the conversation.Laozi gazed past Pete at the spectacular sunset, casting beautiful colours across the smooth rock faces. “It is Huangshan mountain, honourable Pete. A favourite place of mine when I was Laozi.” To Pete’s ear, the … Continue reading 2.2 Taoist Talks