A Critical Ecohermeneutic Approach to Education
introduction—how to love black snow by David W. Jardine
how to love black snow
DAVID W. JARDINE
Despite the likely alien and awkward feel of the concepts involved, we might, when hearing a sutra, experience a quite innocent sense of wonder—a brief moment of almost childlike, delightful surprise, perhaps colored by a subtle tone of promise and potential. In line with the teachings set out in this book, we might say that just such a brief clearing within simple, unprepared wonder is what constitutes the awakening of faith in the Great Vehicle.
From the “Translators’ Introduction” to Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras:Maitreya’s Mahayanasutralamakara (Doctor, 2014, p. vii)
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