The Mother as Raku (download)
32 min; November 7 and 9, 1998
Note: available as a download only.
Diamond explores a topic at the very foundation of his work: the relationship with the mother. Every mother is filled with maternal instinct and while she does her best to fully manifest it, often she falls short. Because of this it is difficult to find her love, and this difficulty is the root cause of our deepest anguish. To move beyond, Diamond encourages us to look at our mothers as raku – the Japanese type of pottery which, through its natural flaws, encourages us to accept, even to welcome, the essential uniqueness of the pot. By viewing as our mothers likewise, we can finally find her deepest love and so overcome our life’s anguish.
Combining two short, related talks, this presentation offers an excellent introduction to this most important subject.
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