Buddha and Christ walk into a park . . .

Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other’s spiritual views and practices?


A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. Jesus Christ
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You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Buddha
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The pdf of this book is here.

The “Rhythm is Gonna Get You” — in prose and poetry.

Gloria Estefan’s declared that the “Rhythm is gonna get you.”


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We should remember to pay attention to rhythm and cadence when reading a romantic Shakespearean poem and when writing our own prose.

Watch this TedEd presentation about Shakespeare’s use of stressed syllables:


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Memorize this sonnet: (click to enlarge)

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Your assignment for today:

1. Memorize Sonnet *18.

2. Read someone else’s prose writing aloud.

3. Read some of your own writing aloud.

4. Listen for the cadence. Mix it up. An asymmetrical sentence structure is often more natural and helps to drive the reader forward.