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Renouncing the Fruit


India’s Mahabharata is the longest epic poem in the world, more than ten times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey combined.  It’s a cluster of many stories framed in the overarching narrative of a great civil war between two branches of the same clan; a war that goes on for years but achieves very little; a war that is set in motion by a game of dice.  What a crazy reason to fight!  You would hope that “religion” would provide a way out of such conflict.  What good does it do if it only pulls us further in?

This is the first of a four-part series of sermons inspired by sources from the Hindu and Indian Buddhist traditions (one each in March and April and two in June).

By Rev. Craig Moro


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