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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Quantum Suchness

Written by on February 23, 2013 in Commentary with 0 Comments
Quantum Suchness

The structure of the atom is not like a solar system. There is much more poetry in the atom than this conventional view. In fact the quantum world points to a broader reality, a suchness that is beyond words and of which provides a greater vantage, if your willing to open to it.

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What is Zen?

Written by on February 22, 2013 in Poetry with 0 Comments
What is Zen?

Inspired by a Zen poem using the same imagery, I decided to develop the sense between the goose and the lake by showing how the shadow and the reflection are two directions of a deep symmetry that interconnects them

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The colour of wind

Written by on February 5, 2013 in Poetry with 0 Comments
The colour of wind

A poem by Christian Joore – The color of wind is the harmonious integration found within nature. A bird has evolved wings because of wind, and it expresses its thanks through the colors of its feathers.

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One Thousand Koans

Written by on February 1, 2013 in Poetry with 0 Comments
One Thousand Koans

A poem by Christian Joore
The imagery of the house is symbolic – an ego-centric structure built by our intellect to resolve the question ‘who am I?’. It’s answer ultimately is the ‘self’, which allows governs the building and only allows certain things in and out. However, if numerous Koans where to slip in the front door they would surely begin to challenge this structure. If left to their devices, what could happen would be life changing.

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