Snow is White

Written by on October 31, 2014 in Poetry with 0 Comments
Snow is White

Snow is white—it seems incontestable, yet it’s truth is quite delicate. Where its true colour lies however is something special.

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Haiku

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Poetry with 0 Comments
Haiku

Six Haiku Poems
to bring your mind out of the
shallow end of thought

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The Sky and the Jar

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Poetry with 0 Comments
The Sky and the Jar

A poem; To collect rain water in a jar is to acknowledge, celebrate and be in accord with nature. To make and drink tea is contemplative… the rest is in the poem

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Zen and the koan

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Commentary with 0 Comments
Zen and the koan

Describing a banana to a person that has never seen or tasted one before will never be as good as giving them one to eat. This is Zen, the immediate experience beyond description and knowledge.

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The Ego

Written by on March 23, 2014 in Commentary with 0 Comments
The Ego

People generally know what they like and dislike and are quick to judge new experiences and offer opinions based on their ego. This is the human mind. However if the ego occupies the thought system entirely, if there is no ‘space’ in your consciousness to set apart from Ego, you become only a reaction of it in your life.

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Ineffable

Written by on March 22, 2014 in Commentary with 9 Comments
Ineffable

Religious scripture shouldn’t be expressed as knowledge, it should be extended as a poetic account of spirituality instead. Knowledge is for the intellect, which is the surface of mankind, not its depth.

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Truth

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Commentary with 0 Comments
Truth

The dictionary defines truth as being; ‘In accordance with fact or reality’. And although there’s nothing strange about that, what’s strange is philosophers have debated the concept of truth for centuries. If truth is such a basic idea, what’s to debate?

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The Tao of the Pencil

Written by on July 12, 2013 in Commentary with 0 Comments
The Tao of the Pencil

A few years ago I found a beautiful description of the Tao using the idea of a Pencil. I have since misplaced the article but I wish to recreate it here because I believe it is very eloquent and inspiring. Firstly—what is the Tao? The Taoist’s say that, “Everything is Tao, and Tao is unity of all […]

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Listen to the Hand

Written by on July 5, 2013 in Commentary with 2 Comments
Listen to the Hand

Undoubtedly you’ve heard the expression ‘Talk to the hand”, well some ancient eastern cultures have been ‘Listening to hand’ instead, and what they’ve heard is of great value to us all.

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Paint by numbers

Written by on February 25, 2013 in Commentary with 0 Comments
Paint by numbers

Should we have such blind faith in mathematics to describe our world accurately? Math is the corner stone physics, and I know it seems silly to question it, after all 1 + 1 = 2 seems to make sense – but Math doesn’t need to be consistent with nature, it only needs to be consistent to itself. Math has no loyality to our reality

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