I was too young to remember Vatican II, though I thought I would never hear the end of it from the priests when I was at school.
During the program last week they interviewed the priest who is charged with promoting the use of Latin in the Vatican and was previously at a univeristy close to you, I think, Tilt. What he was saying about the unique qualities of the language rings true with your statement above. Having never studied Latin, for a brief period last week, I wish I had. To be able to read Cicero and Caesar in Latin must be incredible. And I hear its also good for improving one's command of English and all things biblical.
Anyway, back to kamma.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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