Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.
In pointing to publications yesterday, an example was used from a small book by one of the senior swaminis (female swami) of CM. There was another little section in the book which, it was felt, would sit very nicely here today. It is a common accusation and the point is very well made here… is it not that in this wayward world, we still need to have 'idols', people to emulate? Unfortunately, all too often now, the icons are anything but religious!
In Vedanta, of course, the symbol of focus is...