Ockham, the Occult and the Ultraterrestrials →
The question then becomes not are we alone in the Universe but are we alone on this planet? Have we ever been alone? Then the question becomes if we’re not alone, why do these companions of ours seem to take such pleasure in being such teases, giving us little glimpses and hints before they skulk back to the shadows? Certainly, anyone who’s kept an eye on this little rock of ours knows...
In Search of the Original Buddhism →
Many of you will have seen this recent article from Tricycle, Whose Buddhism is Truest? If not, I highly recommend it, both for those studying early Buddhism and for all practitioners of Buddhism - both of whom will inevitably run into sectarian superiority hogwash from time to time.
At the beginning of your day when you wake up, express your aspiration:...– Pema Chodron, from Start Where You Are : A Guide to Compassionate Living
blasphemy & treason: Aldous Huxley →
stepoffmyjock: Aldous Huxley wrote a book entitled Brave New World. It speaks of the future and how people are created, conditioned, etc. It speaks of an era where sex is no longer a two-person issue and even small children are free to explore. It’s a time when everyone belongs to everyone, when people are to wear certain clothes to distinguish their ranking in society, and when the...
organic wisdom « handfulofearth →
fuckyeahdukkha: I called up my friend Ty on the way to do a quick grocery run. We hadn’t talked in a while, and a while for us is more than a week. She’s in graduate school for the second time, unsure of whether a PhD is in her life’s path or not. We started talking a lot about therapy, mental health and survival somewhere between my perusing the wine aisle and scoping out different kinds of...
Periodic Table of Storytelling by *ComputerSherpa... →