Weekly most moving moment: Moving China Award

For today’s most moving moment we have something different. We have a joint cluster of moving moments, so to speak. We borrow from Alan Fiske’s narrative [1] for it: “China Central television, also state-owned, is the largest broadcaster in China. Since 2002, with the sponsorship of the Industrial and Commercial Bank …

Weekly most moving moment: Learning from the Greeks

In Homer’s Odyssey there is a scene where the author tries to capture what “father and son” kama muta could look like: In this scene Odysseus’s son Telemachos has long been away searching for Odysseus: “[…] his beloved son stood in the forecourt. Amazed the swineherd started up, and the vessels, where …

Weekly most moving moment: From Easter to Hindu kama muta

In one of the central writings of Hinduism, the Bhagavad Gītā, we also have a core precedent for Hindu kama muta when Krishna says: “Those who worship me with devotion [= bhakti],They are in me, and I in them.” [1] _____________________________________ Jessica Frazier[2] writes that bhakti literally means “a sharing, a division, or …