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Wresting Color From the Canvas: House Rule #1

May 29, 2017 12:03PM ● By Corey Starliper
This 'House Rule' and others can be found in Dan Millman's book Living on Purpose. I accredit all direct quotations regarding the House Rules to Dan Millman. The subsequent lay analysis is mine.

'Earth is a school and Daily Life is Our Classroom.'- Dan Millman

Einstein expressed the belief that Buddhism was the most practical approach to spiritual living. 

I think that Buddhism is the most practical religion, but that it takes a cocktail of eastern and western culture to bring practicality to a spiritual way of living. 

Buddhism holds that our Karma created the Universe. The spiritual need to learn, after all, is very compelling.

So, yeah. Earth is a school. We made it. We work it. We loathe it. It is ours to destroy or to salvage. Regardless, it is the only platform upon which we can presently stand, so why look beyond the field of gravity to learn life's most valuable lessons?

Start small. How the Universe was made is none of our business. If it was, and we were in on the secret, religion would have no place in our lives. Dan Millman has been quoted as saying "Your next message is right where you are." It might be in the stars, but whatever message the stars may have for you will only have a practical application on earth.

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