M?m?ms?

A traditional school, or darshana, cannot be “intrinsically heterodox”, though Vedantin that you are I can see what leads you to this question in regard to M?m?ms?. The denial of a deity—or rather the suspension of judgment as to whether there is a...

From Patron to Practice

You pose a number of questions concerning the Orthodox form. First, how does a catechumen discern his patron saint? As far as I know there is no single, formulaic answer to this question. Patrons are normally chosen (or are given the opportunity, if you prefer, to...

A Fortiori

I was most intrigued by your fascinating account of the special exhibition of Moghul miniatures at the Metropolitan Museum, particularly the “exquisitely rendered” portrait of the divine Plato—one of four illustrations, you say, for a poetic...