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The Meaning of Life

Written by on December 6, 2014 in Commentary, Fun with 0 Comments
The Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life? – is not a valid question. Meaning is not an inherent feature of life, but something a living, thinking being ascribes to life in relation to their experience of it.

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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

What is the Tao? The Taoist’s say that, “Everything is Tao, and Tao is unity of all things”. To them the Tao is the source and driving force behind the whole universe and its nature. In fact before the universe came into being, the Tao was already present as the ultimate potential for there to […]

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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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Poets are grass

Written by on November 16, 2012 in Commentary
Poets are grass

Our intellect is the corner stone of our understanding of reality. However, it is driven by language and meaning, which are inherently limited and biased. To get beyond these limitations, the poet skillfully crafts language to expand the horizons of comprehension and truth. So to does the Zen Koan. Are they related?

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