Tools of the Trade

In my capacity as a minister, I am frequently asked to seek out just the right words, from one of the many spiritual books this world has produced. Due to the excellent Ben Ketron, that task is now much simpler. On his site, there is a link to Ocean Research Library. It is a search tool for over 1000 of the World's Religious Texts. It allows you to search just one text, one tradition, or all of them at once if you wish.

So, the next time you wonder, for example, how dolphins figure into Dante's Divine Comedy, Ocean will tell you that they appear in Inferno, Canto 22... or if you wonder about snot in the Hindu tradition, Ocean will lead you right to #135 of the Laws of Manu (which, incidentally, also covers earwax, phlegm, and semen) and to a couple mucus references from the Upanishads. I'm sure you can see the usefulness of this immediately...

So, hats off to Ben!! Now, go forth and download.

Like the little stream
Making its way
Through the mossy crevices
I, too, quietly
Turn clear and transparent.

- Ryokan Taigu (1758-1831)


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