The Long Way Home

Huston Smith

Recorded at 2001 Paths to the Heart Conference, University of South Carolina.
Published with permission from Serious Seekers.

This sincere and moving talk begins with T. S. Elliot’s quatrain:

“We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of our exploring,
Will be to arrive where we began,
And to know that place for the first time.”
The place of love in the spiritual journey receives special attention.

Part One

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Part Two

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Huston Smith is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, Syracuse University. His discovery of Tibetan multiphonic chanting was lauded as “an important landmark in the study of music”, and his film documentaries of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Sufism have won international awards and a wide audience.

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