An Invitation to
When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world—
no matter how imperfect—becomes rich and beautiful;
it consists solely of opportunities for love.
—Søren Kierkegaard, nineteenth-century philosopher
In medieval Japan, the fierce samurai warriors were revered as kings. They carried large swords and were highly skilled at using them.
One day, a famous samurai set out to find an aged monk who was known to be very wise. When he arrived at the monastery, he flung open the door and demanded of the old man, “Tell me, you are...