Outside of the world of birth... unless you are selling, and Mr. Thich (or Nguyen, a common Vietnamese name) is certainly no slouch in the art of self promotion. However, he is correct in that common spiritual Nirvana bullheadedly pursued by the hopefuls - is the furthest from Reality, and they are looking for something … Continue reading Toothless Spirituality Bites The Bullet
This is for those of you who grapple with theories and whose intellectual bend won't let up. Let's look at something real in relation to this famous Descartes statement and elucidate some true content. I replied in one of the comments here that the statement is only correct in one context: when applied to human … Continue reading Limitations of ‘Cogito, Ergo Sum’ And C-Rex
BIG question - simple answer. The nature of Reality is that it is REAL That's it!! Hmm... I hear a disappointing groan... What did you expect, some long-winded reply with references to classical texts and 'big' names in philosophy and spirituality? Nah.. why rely on the dead minds when you've got your own: alive, thinking, … Continue reading The Nature Of Reality And Koans?
"Enlightenment was in your coffee cup before you poured in the coffee. Now it's in your coffee cup. Two point two billion years before your coffee cup was created, Enlightenment was in your coffee cup. An hour and fifteen minutes after time swallows the universe, Enlightenment will be in your coffee cup. You've always known … Continue reading “You Are Dreaming That You Are Unenlightened. You Are Dreaming That You Are Awake”
Over a year ago I wrote about the "Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing" first proposal here, which to me looked like a strong selling pitch for a commercial product. Reading the proposal made me realise that the subtle promise of instant salvation in the books was largely a serious survival push of one man. It completely … Continue reading Before ‘Jed’ Became The Phoenix Jed
MONEY!!!!! Someone sent me a long email, the extract of which is below. I will reply to the 'money' portion of it and will leave the rest for the email response. **************************************** "I’m unable – after many years of thinking, acting, trying to live with it and without it – to disprove the need for … Continue reading The Problem Is Not Money.. The Problem Is No Money