Listen to the laughter of the river

We build a wall to keep out a thousand armies The same wall keeps two friends apart Two lovers fingertips cry out for joining And see, Only stone What safety is worth this distance? Listen to the laughter of the river It knows not from whence it came, It cares not for where it ends up It knows itself Only when it touches the riverbank … Continue reading Listen to the laughter of the river

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Imaginary Problems and Static Selves

The static self is a long gone myth. No longer is it tenable for the average person to believe that they are truly and deeply Joe Somebody, inherently so, and so for the rest of their days. Human beings have often suspected this “I, myself” to be somewhat of a hallucination, a persistent one, but a hallucination nonetheless. Modern neuroscience cannot find this fabled “me”, … Continue reading Imaginary Problems and Static Selves

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Your Biggest Enemy Is Yourself

Your Biggest Enemy Is Yourself, Because The Only Consciousness In Existence Is Self. Any idea of one being superior to any other aspect of creation is illusory and self destructive by nature. If one sees another as inferior, it stems from an ignorance of being one with all of creation and all of creation being a singular entity of self. What is good for one … Continue reading Your Biggest Enemy Is Yourself

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Politics and Buddhism

The current trend in politics towards insularity and binary opposition is, I feel, a direct result of our cultural lassitude in coming to a relativistic sense of being. We are still weak in the halls of Newtonian cosmology, largely due to its usefulness and to the attitudes of men and women who have built careers on the back of the field and who have overly identified … Continue reading Politics and Buddhism

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Feeling connected – A sense of belonging makes you happier

Getting back to what’s important. It’s easy to get lost in this crazy labyrinthine world we call life. From politics and economics to relationships and family, there are so many avenues of drama and stress that cause us to stray from our center. Ultimately everything in this world is temporary, the day will end and another will begin anew, friends will be made and lost, … Continue reading Feeling connected – A sense of belonging makes you happier

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“Science” – Etymology

I’ve found an odd linguistic connection while trawling through Buddhist theories of economics and social organisation. It turns out that the suffix to the various forms of science in modern day Indian languages, “Śāstra”, originally meant something like “sharp”, an instrument for cutting or teaching. We say now of people, “she has a sharp mind”, meaning that the individual in question is intelligent. Buddhadasa Bhikku … Continue reading “Science” – Etymology

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Thought observer

“Being mindful is not a matter of thinking more clearly about experience; it is the act of experiencing more clearly.” – Sam Harris Most of the stress we face in our lives is due to habitual, reflexive thought patterns. These thought patterns are not useful or productive and often lead to distress and anxiety. One way to free yourself from destructive thought patterns is to … Continue reading Thought observer

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Ohm!

What Is Oneness? The concept that everything is one can be quite baffling, what the heck does it even mean?!?! For anyone struggling with this idea let me break it down for you. Fair-warning although simple and obvious if understood, the truth can be complex to explain and leaves the knower with a feeling of “That’s it? The secret of the universe?” So without further … Continue reading Ohm!

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