Every great power is next to last
The mystery revealed/12 - The "open book" of the Eternal one tells us that the monsters do not have the last word By Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire le 19/06/2022 "Know what is above you: an eye that sees, an ear that listens and all your actions written in the book." Rabbi Yehudah ha Nasi,...
Anti-envy is a common good
The mystery revealed/11 - Avoiding confrontations makes sense, but there are times and ages when you just cannot do that. By Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 12/06/2022 " There are three kinds of disciples: those who teach Zen to others, those who take care of temples and shrines, and then...
The good measures of power
The mystery revealed/10 - The prophets who do not speak of "lowbrow" economy lower faith. By Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 05/06/2022 "What particularly distinguishes the God of the Jews is that he is a God who speaks. This is why prophets are prominent in the Jewish tradition" Jacques Lacan...
How much is still left of the night?
The mystery revealed/9 – Let us ask ourselves if our dreams from childhood are truer than our adult reality. By Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 29/05/2022 " They came to me in the morning to be a bit consoled But I think I'm a bad comforter. I am able to listen, but I can hardly say anything "...
The seven times of the beast
The revealed mystery/8 - It takes a lifetime to be able to look at us as God does. By Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 22/05/2022 Words of prayer, pronounced by Nabonidus, king of Babylon, the great king: «I, Nabonidus, was afflicted with a malignant ulcer for seven years, and I was estranged...
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